Su Teatro 2017/18 Theatrical Season
Return to Aztlan
The ancestral “Land of the North”, homeland of the Mexica (Aztec), looms large in the Chicano consciousness. It is the land that once was Northern Mexico and now is the Southwestern US.
It is an ancient and future place: where we come from and where we will return, a place of memory and hope.
This season, Su Teatro returns to a past production about a future, contemporary world; then to the collision of the conquest and creation of the Mestizo identity; to a mythology that transcends the New World; and ends with the connecting force of a boxer in the ring and a fighter in the streets- poet/warrior Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales.
La Carpa Aztlan presents: I Don’t Speak English Only
October 12 – October 28, 2017
Written and Directed by Anthony J. Garcia
The “Resistance was never so funny!” A Su Teatro classic that predicted and challenged a dying monocultural world to “go ahead and die” rises from the past to offer hope and laughter. La Carpa imagines a future world where all
diversity is prohibitted and any expression of the other has been forced underground. The play with music, is based on the Mexican “tent show” tradition: which emerged during the 1920-30s in small towns across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Carpas were looked at as ”lower class” entertainment. Some of Mexico’s greatest performers came out of the carpa tradition including the man whom Charlie Chaplin called “the world’s greatest comedian,” Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas.
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center is a multidisciplinary Chicano/Latino cultural arts center.
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