CASA 0101 Theater Presents The World Premiere Of REMEMBERING BOYLE HEIGHTS
The venerable playwright Josefina López is will be tapping into new ground as a writer with her latest collaborative work, the World Premiere of REMEMBERING BOYLE HEIGHTS, an audience participatory, immersive and theatrical celebration, created and devised by Josefina López, Corky Dominguez and the REMEMBERING BOYLE HEIGHTS Ensemble. Contemporary gentrification debates unlock the early history, stories and memories of Boyle Heights revealing the mythical and human dimensions of L.A.'s own Ellis Island of the West.
The new production will be presented at CASA 0101 Theater, 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033. Opening Night is Friday, November 9, 2018 with a Pre-Show starting at 7:45 p.m. Performances will be given Fridays and Saturdays with Pre-Shows starting at 7:45 p.m., and Sundays with Pre-Shows starting at 4:45 p.m., November 9 - December 16, 2018. Discounted Preview Performances will be given on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, 2018 with Pre-Shows starting at 7:45 p.m., and Sunday, November 4, 2018 with a Pre-Show starting at 4:45 p.m. Panel Discussions to be announced will be held after select performances of the show as well.
Josefina López, Producer and Co-Writer of the REMEMBERING BOYLE HEIGHTS said, "The show is a theatrical celebration inspired by the diverse stories, memories and experiences of Boyle Heights, the Ellis Island of the West, from the beginning of the century to right after World War II. We explore this time period during which Mexican, Jewish, Japanese, Armenian, Italian, Russian and African-American communities co-existed in Boyle Heights."
Under the direction Corky Dominguez (of Boyle Heights), who is also a co-writer of the show, the Ensemble Cast will include: Michael Berckart (of Los Angeles), Joe Luis Cedillo (of El Monte), José Alejandro Hernandez Jr. (of South Central), Yvette Karla Herrera (of Montebello), Ángel Michel Juárez (of Montebello), Megumi Kabe (of Sylmar), Marcel Licera (of Koreatown), Jackie Marriott (of Inglewood), Roberta H. Martínez (of Pasadena), Allyson Taylor (of Valley Glen) and Raymond Watanga (of Glendale).
Concurrently with the run of REMEMBERING BOYLE HEIGHTS, the Boyle Heights Museum will display an exhibit titled, ROYBAL: A Multi-Racial Catalyst for Democracy, November 11, 2018 - February 3, 2019 in the Jean Deleage Gallery, located in the lobby of CASA 0101 Theater. The Boyle Heights Museum was co-founded by Josefina López and Dr. George J. Sanchez, a USC Professor of History and American Studies. Please visit www.BoyleHeightsMuseum.org for more details.
Corky Dominguez, Director and Co-Writer of REMEMBERING BOYLE HEIGHTS, explained: "Audiences coming to see this show will be taken on a unique theatrical journey, unlike anything they may have experienced before in the theatre. They will be lead by a Tour Guide, and in the process everyone will learn more about the evolution and history of Boyle Heights, from its rich cultural diversity and ethnicities of the past, coming full circle to the current gentrification of the community today. From the Breed Street Schul and Canter's Deli to Japanese-Americans being forced out of their homes in Boyle Heights during WWII, to the first African-American realtor in Boyle Heights, to students of various ethnic backgrounds playing sports at Theodore Roosevelt High School, to the election of Edward Ross Roybal as Boyle Heights' first Mexican to serve as Los Angeles City Councilmember for District 9 in 1949, we cover a lot of ground."
Discounted Preview Performances for $10.00 per person will be presented on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, 2018 with a Pre-Shows starting at 7:45 p.m. and on Sunday, November 4, 2018 with a Pre-Show starting at 4:45 p.m. The show will be presented for a six-week run from November 9 - December 16, 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays starting with Pre-Shows at 7:45 p.m. and Sundays starting with Pre-Shows at 4:45 p.m. at CASA 0101 Theater, 2012 East First Street (at St. Louis Street) across the street from the Hollenbeck Police Station, Boyle Heights, CA 90033.
Tickets during the six-week run are $20 per person for General Admission; $17 per person for Students and Seniors; and $15 per person for Boyle Heights residents. Discounts for Groups of 10 or more will be available at $15 per person. This show is recommended for all audiences. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Free Parking is available on several streets surrounding the theatre. Free Parking is also available on Fridays and Saturdays only at the Boyle Heights City Hall Parking Lot located at 2130 East First Street (at Chicago Street) by entering the lot from Chicago Street; the lot is closed on Sundays. For tickets, please call the CASA 0101 Theater Box Office at 323-263-7684, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or buy online at www.casa0101.org. Join the conversation on Facebook @CASA0101Theater; on Twitter @CASA0101 and on YouTUBE at https://www.youtube.com/user/casa0101theater
This production, in part, is made possible through CASA 0101 Theater sponsors including: Eastside Arts Initiative; Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; The California Endowment; Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The Herb Alpert Foundation.
The production team for the World Premiere production of REMEMBERING BOYLE HEIGHTS includes: Josefina López (of Silver Lake), Founding Artistic Director, CASA 0101 Theater, Producer, Co-Writer; Emmanuel Deleage (of Silver Lake), Executive Director, CASA 0101 Theater, Executive Producer; Edward Padilla (of Boyle Heights) Board President, CASA 0101 Theater, Casting Director; César Retana-Holquín (of Van Nuys) Set Designer; Kevin Eduardo Vasquez (of Van Nuys) Lighting Designer; Abel Alvarado (of Silver Lake) Costume Designer; Xavi Casanova (of San Bernardino) Sound Designer and Production Stage Manager; Masha Tatarintseva (of Los Angeles) Projection Designer; Vincent A. Sanchez (of Commerce) Technical Director; Shmuel Gonzales (of East Los Angeles) Production Consultant; Jorge Villanueva (of Boyle Heights) Light Board Operator; Mark Kraus (of Los Angeles), Development Director and Webmaster; Georgina Rios Esobar (of Lynwood) Assistant Stage Manager; Anaith Indjeian (of Los Feliz) Office Administrator; Gabriela López de Dennis, Soap Design Co. (of Los Angeles), Art Design and Program; Ed Krieger (of La Crescenta), Production Photographer and Steve Moyer Public Relations (of Los Angeles), Press Representative.