TRIO LOS MACHOS to Return to Casa 0101 Theater, 7/12-8/11

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Back By Popular Demand, Casa 0101 Theater will present the Return Engagement of Josefina López's critically acclaimed play, "Trío Los Machos," a comedic Latino "Bromance" with music made famous by the singing group Trío Los Panchos. Performances will be presented at the new Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First Street (at Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., with Discounted Previews, July 12 - 14, 2013, followed by a four-week run, July 19 - August 11, 2013. The play will be presented with subtitles in Spanish.

The Los Angeles Times has written: "The older men are adorable, the young ones have shy charisma. The trio glows with a deep and memorable sympathy." LA Weekly raved: "Gifted guitarists and impassioned singers carry the play to its greatest emotional heights." Back Stage has written: "Directed by Edward Padilla, veteran performers Miguel Santana, Robert Garza and Henry Aceves are endearing as Lalo, Nacho and Paco, respectively." KUSC 91.5 FM calls the play: "A funny and heart warming bit of theatre from playwright and producer, Josefina López."

"Trío Los Machos," written by Josefina López, follows the journey of three men who come to the U.S. to work in the fields and eventually make a living playing the music they love. The play is a love letter to Latino men and, an homage to Lopez's father. The play explores the themes of music, aging and male camaraderie set against the backdrop of the Bracero guest worker program (1942 - 1964) between the United States and Mexico. Narrated to the music of Trío Los Panchos, the story covers a chapter of U.S. history seldomly talked about, as the three friends navigate work, friendship, love as their loyalty to one another becomes tested time and again. The play explores the 50-year friendship of its central characters, Lalo, Nacho and Paco.

The cast of the Return Engagement of this production of Josefina López's "Trío Los Machos" will include: Miguel Santana (of Cudahy) as Lalo; Roberto Garza (of Arcadia) as Nacho; Henry Madrid (of Long Beach) as Paco; Estuardo Muñoz (of Boyle Heights) as Young Lalo; Josh Duron (of Alhambra) as Young Nacho; Cesar Solarzano (of Los Angeles) as Young Paco and Telenovella Actor; Claudia Duran (of Van Nuys) as Rosario; Rocio Mendoza (of Los Angeles) as Aurelia; Mario Alvarado (of Boyle Heights) as Restaurant Owner and Mexican Bar Patron; Larry Costales (of Lake Elsinore) as Rancher, Anglo Man and Auditioner #2; Blanca Melchor (of Boyle Heights) as Anglo Woman, Auditioner #1, Waitress, Rosario's Friend and Telenovella Actress; Jesus Martinez (of Los Angeles) as Lead Guitarist and Dr. Medina; Marco Aguirre (of Los Angeles) as Second Guitarist; Maricela Guardado (of Rancho Cucamonga) (Rosario's Alternate) and TJ Alvarado (of Los Angeles) (Young Paco's Understudy). Biographies of cast members will be available upon request.

The production team includes: Josefina López, Artistic Director, Playwright and Lyricist, Casa 0101 Theater; Emmanuel Deleage, Producer and Executive Director, Casa 0101 Theater; Edward Padilla, Director, Producer, Set Designer and Casting Director; Danny Weinstein, Composer;Claudia Duran, Lyricist; Carlos Brown, Costume Designer; Willy Donica, Lighting and Set Designer; Jennifer Perez, Stage Manager; Estibaliz Giron, Assistant Stage Manager; Mario Alvarado, Assistant Stage Manager; Michael Etzrod, Carpenter; Nisha Yoshi, Production Support; Garrett Hammond, Stunt Coordinator; Mark Kraus, Webmaster; Gabriela Lopez de Dennis, Soap Design Co., Graphic Designer; Ed Krieger, Production Photographer and Steve Moyer Public Relations, Press Representative.

Among the songs popularized the Trío Los Panchos to be incorporated in the play, "Trío Los Machos," courtesy of music publishers, Peer International Corporation, are: "Amorcito Corazon," "El Reloj," "Parece Que Va A Llover," "Perfidia," "Piensa En Mi," "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas," "Sabor A Mi," "Sin Ti," "Solamente Una Vez" and "Tu Recuerdo Y Yo." Two original songs will be presented in this new play also. They are: "Corrido del Bracero" ("The Song of the Braceros") with Music by Danny Weinstein and Lyrics by Josefina López and "Un Viejo Como Tu" ("An Old Man Like You") with Music by Danny Weinstein and Lyrics by Claudia Duran.

Performances will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Tickets for Preview performances July 12, 13 and 14, 2013 are $15 each. Tickets for the four-week run of the play from July 19 - August 11, 2013 are $20 for General Admission, $17 for Students, Seniors and Groups of 10 or more, and $15 for Boyle Heights residents with identification. For tickets, please call the Casa 0101 Theater Box Office at 323-263-7684, E-mail tickets@casa0101.org or buy online at www.casa0101.org. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Theatre patrons can get a $2 discount by presenting their Metro Bus Cards at the Box Office when buying tickets. Metro bus stations are located on First Street in Boyle Heights at both Soto Street, and at Boyle Street (Mariachi Plaza), within a short walking distance to the theatre

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