La Hocicona Series: La Angry Xicana?!, La Sad Girl..., and La Chismosa!!!
Friday, January 28 - 8pm: "La Angry Xicana?!" is a full-length comedy show that features Adelina's trademark salacious, brazen, Spanglish humor and flirts with all kinds of cultural taboos. "La Angry Xicana?!" weaves together critiques on Hollywood, the U.S. corporate media, purported lesbian gang epidemics, The L Word, conservative politics, health issues, religious icons, post-welfare life, and the semi-sacred courtship that happens only among queer womyn of color. As in all of her works, the show commits to positioning lesbian Xicana/Latinas as the ideal viewership and operates from queer/feminist/indigenous perspectives. Using comedy as a weapon of choice, the show examines possible sources of contemporary and historical anger among womyn of color. (Oh, and people, she's really not angry, she's just getting even!)
Saturday, January 29 - 8pm: "La Sad Girl..." is a full-length comedy show where in this crazy ride, the comedy just "goth" darker! This comedy is the follow-up to her first riotous and thought-provoking show "La Angry Xicana?!" In this second show, the one and only hilarious, lesbian Xicana--Adelina Anthony--talks about everything from ultra-dramatic break-ups to good old fashioned BDSM. Along the way she also turns the political tables on homophobia, higher education, anti-immigration, and Xicanas who date by tribe, while keeping up with her "therapy" sessions. A critically acclaimed artist who tours nationally, Adelina attracts new legions of fans each time she performs the FICTION of her life story! Each comedy shows stands alone, but seeing all 3 of them during this limited run is a rare opportunity to witness and participate in critical locura--Xicana style!
Sunday, January 30 - 7pm: "La Chismosa!!!" is Adelina's final full-length comedy show in a 3-part set that brings the cycle full circle as she takes up even more hilarious stereotypes and even creates new ones! Among its many themes, La Chismosa!!! interweaves migratory border issues, the juxtaposition of Xicana-Indigeneity with pop culture, Facebook chisme, single motherhood, intra-cultural dialogues around in-fighting and tokenism, mental issues for Xicanas who may be a wee bit paranoid (who's talking about me?!) and, as always, a provocative look at sexuality through her character's zany perspective(s). Who knew making the return to Coatlicue could be so much work--I mean, fun!
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|