Mark Taper Forum Presents LOS OTROS, 5/23-7/1
"Los Otros" will get its world premiere May 23-July 1, 2012 at the Mark Taper Forum.
"Los Otros" is a chamber musical that tells distinctly Californian stories which span several decades. The first act depicts three defining moments in the life of a Southern California woman, all of them involving chance encounters with Mexican immigrants. The second act introduces us to a Mexican American man, first as a 12-year-old picking plums in a Central Valley orchard during WWII and finally as a 75-year-old whose mind is failing him. A final duet between the woman and man reveals their surprising connection and accents the myriad gifts and devotions that have shaped their lives, together and apart. "Los Otros" was commissioned by Center Theatre Group.