Combined Artform & Atomictuna Productions to Revive THE LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Back by popular demand after a sold-out run in 2013 (standing room only!), these three hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past by Latina comedians, SANDRA VALLS, DIANA YANEZ and MARIA RUSSELL are here again to deck the halls with guacamole! Ay! Ay! Ay! This year's engagement is being produced as a part of the Theatre Asylum 2014 Holiday Festival, which is celebrating a diverse collection of comedic holiday tales.

Last year's sold out audiences couldn't get enough of these family stories of chaos, love, and Christmas, so LCS is back with more shows and a bigger space in 2014. This year, these independently funny ladies have put together a show that is sure to continue as a holiday tradition for most Los Angelinos. And with "Special Guest" appearances on various nights, that are sure to rock the house - the show is coming to you bigger, badder, and more escandaloso (Scandalous)!

Valls, a Mexican-American from Laredo, Texas - Yanez, a Cuban American from Miami - and Russell, the daughter of an over-dedicated Mexican mother and compliant Lithuanian father share their sassy tales of the season as first generation Americans. A treat for adults of all ages as well as some young ones who don't mind the occasional curse word. In today's climate of diversity and the Hispanic situation, these powerful storytellers bring an enticing element of truth to their performances that is at once refreshing, real, and uniquely American with picante sauce.

Each share their own quirky Christmas experiences of growing up in Latino families within their American homes that will brighten your holiday as well as fill you up with laughter, cheer and love of the immigrant situation.

Last year's audiences couldn't get enough of these family stories of chaos, love, and Christmas. The Latina Christmas Special is back with more shows and a bigger space. And we've added "Special Guest" appearances on various nights, that are sure to rock the house We are coming to you bigger, badder, and more escandalosas (Scandalous)! The Latina Christmas Special is sure to continue as a holiday tradition for most Los Angelinos.

"Anyone can appreciate this show. You don't have to be Latin. In fact, if you've ever had holidays with family, trust me, you can relate and will enjoy this immensely." says DIANA YANEZ (2010 New York International Fringe Festival winner OVERALL EXCELLENCE AWARD, MARGARET CHO'S SENSUOUS WOMAN SHOW and CYNDI LAUPER's TRUE COLORS TOUR).

Latina Magazine voted SANDRA VALLS as one of the top comics with Latino Roots. "The great thing is: We're all fans of each other's work," says SANDRA VALLS (Showtime's "THE LATIN DIVAS OF COMEDY" [ALMA AWARD nominee] and Nickelodeon's "NICK MOM'S") "Even if I wasn't in this show, I would absolutely go."

MARIA RUSSELL (ABC's "SUBURGATORY" & "TROPHY WIFE," and TBS's "DEAL WITH IT") is equally as excited. "These are the stories I have told over and over again much to the cheers of friends and family. It's such a natural progression to share it with an audience. I'm super excited! ...And I think my mom is going to make her homemade Christmas Tamales one night for the audience!"**

Start a new tradition this year with a completely untraditional Holiday show that is as touching as it is hilarious.



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