Written by Patrick Chavis
Taken from the press release:
The play follows a Mexican- American family in Bakersfield, California filled with secrets of addiction, desire and identity. Within the world of Latinx magical realism, the family must finally face the truths they are all avoiding. “Feliz – An American Play” premieres on April 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. with a drive-in experience screened by The Frida Cinema.
The cast of “Feliz – An American Play” includes Moises Rodriguez as Augusto, Sheresade Poblet as Amanda, Miguel Torres Cruz as Joe, Jennifer Aguilar as Vicki, Isaac Ybarra as Eric, Roberta H. Martínez as Consuela, and Chayan Tavakoly as Sam.
Mess Hall Market at FLIGHT, 1705 Flight Way Tustin, CA 92782
Feliz – An American Play will have an online streaming event the week following the drive-in event.
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Written by Alina Mae Wilson
“God of Carnage” surprisingly, is not a myth about unclothed Spartans. It’s a lurid headline that brings to mind grisly images of battles led by a shirtless Gerard Butler, but funnily enough, there are no naked Grecians here to be found. Forced into close proximity by the violent actions of their own children, two very American, very “typical” couples show us that wrath lurks in the hearts of even the most refined among us. The Wayward Artists “God of Carnage” is a thought provoking show that pumps out a few shocks along the way.
photo courtesy: Jordan Kubat
Written by Patrick Chavis
As the old saying goes — what was once old becomes new again. I’ve heard this before, but I don’t remember who said it. The basic idea, though, is ideas from the past are always recycled. When something is recycled or not original, you start noticing how that idea, that style seems to reverberate more. Sometimes there are good explanations for why these thoughts reverberate so much. Sometimes, there’s no explanation. Still, as a theatre critic seeing these thoughts reverberate and become trends, it informs me of how storytelling has changed over the years. These trends influence how I judge new material. This fact is a factor in everything I review. Some shows make this more apparent than others. Continue Reading
The Wayward Artist Present : Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally @ GRAND CENTRAL ARTS CENTER November 9 – November 18
Blasphemy! Sacrilege! Heresy! Terrence McNally’s passion play recounts the birth, death, and resurrection of a young gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas, scandalizing communities near and far when it first premiered in 1998. Experience the powerful story of Joshua who, different from other boys because of his homosexuality, grows up in isolation and torment. Fleeing his home, he gathers a group of disciples who are drawn to his radical message of love and tolerance. Despite his message of equality, he will suffer the same fate as Jesus who also sought to change a wayward community—its arrogance, its ignorance, and its complacency. Taken from the website.
November 9 – November 18, 2018