July – August 2021 / julio – agosto 2021
Teatro de las Américas Presents/ Presenta
Wrench / Llave
Director: James Donlon
By/ De: James Donlon, Matt Tavianini, & Joseph Velasco
The five actor play follows two at-odds auto mechanics who discover a mysterious shaman in their humble shop. The shape-shifter offers lessons on how to tune life’s engine, sparking a magical journey between reality and a deeper truth. / La obra de cinco actores sigue a dos mecánicos de automóviles que están en desacuerdo y que descubren a un misterioso chamán en su humilde taller. El cambiaformas ofrece lecciones sobre cómo afinar el motor de la vida, provocando un viaje mágico entre la realidad y una verdad más profunda.
Juan J. González
Anthony E. Contreras
July / julio 30 – August / agosto 15, 2021
Friday/ viernes 7:30 PM
Saturday/ sábado 7:30 PM
Sunday/ domingo 2 PM
Student with ID/ estudiante con identificación $10
October – November 2021 / octubre – noviembre 2021
Cumbia De Mi Córazon
Written by Toby Campión
Auditions coming soon
Coming Soon, Again! / ¡Próximamente…. otra vez!
Men On the Verge of A His-Panic Breakdown
This series of comedic monologues chronicles the lives of various Latino immigrants dealing with transcultural shock of race and gender identity known as the “Hispanic breakdown.” The play is bracketed by the misadventures of the naive Frederico or “The Gay Little Immigrant That Could” who arrives in Los Angeles during the first day of the 1992 riots and believes he’s witnessing the filming of another Lethal Weapon sequel. Other characters include Vinnie, a kept boy being asked to leave the home of his wealthy sugar daddy because he’s turned 30; Edward, a Latino actor passing for Anglo who gets a Latino part and has to deal with his real identity; the Demon Roommate, a lonely young man with an apartment a little too close to the airport; Paco, a Cuban restauranteur who was imprisoned by the Communists in Cuba for being gay and has now been exiled by his right-wing Miami family for the same reason; the Teacher, a stuffy, sexually repressed English-language instructor who abuses his Latino students when they can’t learn properly the “language of Princess Di”; and La Gitana, a drag Flamenco dancer struggling with AIDS as he stages his final performance. In English and Spanish with supertitles. ADULTS ONLY.
Written by Guillermo Reyes
Starring Armando Rey