Political Theatre Festival
For the 10th successive year, Teatro del Pueblo, in collaboration with Pangea World Theater, is shining the spotlight on Latin American politics at the 2011 Political Theatre Festival. This year's theme is "Latinos in Transition" and will feature two productions by guest artists: ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS, by José Torres-Tama, and ¡Gaytino! by Dan Guerrero.
ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS is a sci-fi Latino noir and multimedia solo by award-winning performance artist José Torres-Tama, and it explores the rise in hate crimes against Latinos and the demonization of immigrants across the U.S. Cultivating a sci-fi aesthetic that satirizes the status of the immigrant as an ALIEN, Torres-Tama shape-shifts numerous Latino "extraterrestrials" who bilingually challenge the flaws of a country built by immigrants that vilifies the same people whose labor it exploits. Feb. 17-19
¡GAYTINO! is Dan Guerrero's autobiographical, one-man show about his Chicano and gay identities. Guerrero uses music and monologue to explore his relationship with his father, Chicano musician Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero; his career as a Broadway talent agent; and his return to his Chicano roots. Described by the Washington Post as "a disarming twist on the triumph-of-the-human-spirit theme," it is a witty, personal reflection of the larger experience of growing up gay in the Chicano community. Feb. 25-27
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EDUCATORS: Student matinees are available. Call 651-224-8806 for dates and times.
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