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Center Theatre Group Offers Spanish Language Open Captioning For VALLEY OF THE HEART Photo Center Theatre Group Offers Spanish Language Open Captioning For VALLEY OF THE HEART
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2018

Center Theatre Group will offer Spanish-language translations of the 8 p.m. performance of Luis Valdez's "Valley of the Heart" on Friday, December 7 at the Mark Taper Forum. Each show will be performed in English with Spanish translations running simultaneously on open caption screens. Audience members wishing to view the open captions should request to be seated in the captioning area when purchasing tickets.

Long Wharf Theatre Names Jacob G. Padrón Artistic Director Photo Long Wharf Theatre Names Jacob G. Padrón Artistic Director
by Julie Musbach - Nov 8, 2018

Jacob G. Padron, 38, has been named the new Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre and will begin his role February 1, 2019.

Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART Opens At Taper Photo Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART Opens At Taper
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2018

Currently in previews, Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart" will open on November 7 at 8 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit") and presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will run through December 9, 2018.

BWW Interview: Melanie Arii Mah Honoring Her Forefathers with HEART Photo BWW Interview: Melanie Arii Mah Honoring Her Forefathers with HEART
by Gil Kaan - Nov 3, 2018

Luis Valdez' VALLEY OF THE HEART, currently at the Mark Taper Forum, vividly depicts the tale of two immigrant families (the Yamaguchis and the Monta√Īos), both caught up in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor in the 1940s. Friends before the war, their oldest children, Teruko "Thelma" Yamaguchi and Ben Monta√Īos, had secretly fallen in love. I had the chance to question Melanie Arii Mah (who's playing Teruko) on her history with HEART, as well as, her personal family accounts during this tragic historical time.

Performances Begin For VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum Photo Performances Begin For VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2018

Performances for Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart" will begin on October 30 at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit") and presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will run through December 9, 2018. The opening will be on Wednesday, November 7 at 8 p.m.

Rehearsals Have Begun For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At Taper Photo Rehearsals Have Begun For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At Taper
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart," which is written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit"). Presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will play at the Mark Taper Forum October 30 through December 9, 2018. The opening will be on Wednesday, November 7.

38th William Inge Festival Honors Octavio Solis Photo 38th William Inge Festival Honors Octavio Solis
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2018

The William Inge Center for the Arts is pleased to announce playwright Octavio Solis will be the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award for his outstanding contributions to the national theater landscape. Solis will be presented the award at the 38th annual William Inge Theater Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, at Independence Community College, in Independence, Kansas. The festival will be held May 22-25, 2019.

38th Annual William Inge Theater Festival Honors Playwright Octavio Solis Photo 38th Annual William Inge Theater Festival Honors Playwright Octavio Solis
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2018

The William Inge Center for the Arts is pleased to announce playwright Octavio Solis will be the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award for his outstanding contributions to the national theater landscape. Solis will be presented the award at the 38th annual William Inge Theater Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, at Independence Community College, in Independence, Kansas. The festival will be held May 22-25, 2019.

ABSURDIST HISTORICAL COMEDY AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE Addresses Immigra Photo ABSURDIST HISTORICAL COMEDY AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE Addresses Immigration With Sardonic Humor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

The Western Stage is pleased to present Richard Montoya's American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose, a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth; that creates a deeper vision into our shared history. As Juan Jose feverishly studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history, guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country's toughest times.

Cast Announced For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At The Taper Photo Cast Announced For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At The Taper
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2018

Center Theatre Group has announced the cast for "Valley of the Heart," which is written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit"). Presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will play at the Mark Taper Forum October 30 through December 9, 2018. The opening will be on Wednesday, November 7.

San Jose Stage Announces 2018/19 Season Photo San Jose Stage Announces 2018/19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2018

San Jose Stage Artistic Director Randall King announced the company's 36th Season line up. 'Looking toward our 36th Season we will continue our mission of producing powerful, provocative, and profound work that illuminates the human condition. We are excited to bring you an explosively charged  season with award-winning works by theatre's most masterful playwrights - Martin McDonagh, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Tennessee Williams - including two Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, an Obie Award-winning satirical comedy and a newly commissioned world premiere by Luis Valdez.'  

ABSURDIST HISTORICAL COMEDY AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE Addresses Immigra Photo ABSURDIST HISTORICAL COMEDY AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE Addresses Immigration With Sardonic Humor
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2018

The Western Stage is pleased to present Richard Montoya's American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose, a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth; that creates a deeper vision into our shared history. As Juan Jose feverishly studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history, guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country's toughest times.

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents NATIVE GARDENS Photo Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents NATIVE GARDENS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/19 season with Native Gardens, a cutting-edge suburban comedy from America's hottest new playwright and National Latino Playwriting Award winner, Karen Zacarias. When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home in a sought-after neighborhood beside the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Directed by Amy Gonzalez (Sunset and Margaritas, Anna in the Tropics), Native Gardens will be presented August 22 - September 16, 2018 (press opening: August 25) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Continues 2018/19 Season with NATIVE GARDE Photo Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Continues 2018/19 Season with NATIVE GARDENS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/19 season with Native Gardens, a cutting-edge suburban comedy from America's hottest new playwright and National Latino Playwriting Award winner, Karen Zacarias. When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home in a sought-after neighborhood beside the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Directed by Amy Gonzalez (Sunset and Margaritas, Anna in the Tropics), Native Gardens will be presented August 22 - September 16, 2018 (press opening: August 25) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Site Specific World Premiere Play HOLE IN THE SKY Photo Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Site Specific World Premiere Play HOLE IN THE SKY
by Julie Musbach - Jul 18, 2018

Circle X Theatre Co. presents the world premiere of a site-specific theatrical event, HOLE IN THE SKY, written by Octavio Solis and directed by Kate Jopson (Fefu and Her Friends). Commissioned by Circle X Theatre Co., HOLE IN THE SKY will have a press opening on Friday, August 24 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 23 at Courtship Ranch, 11270 Dominica Ave. in Lake View Terrace.

Borders Tested In NATIVE GARDENS At TheatreWorks Beginning This August Photo Borders Tested In NATIVE GARDENS At TheatreWorks Beginning This August
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/19 season with Native Gardens, a cutting-edge suburban comedy from America's hottest new playwright and National Latino Playwriting Award winner, Karen Zacarias. When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home in a sought-after neighborhood beside the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Directed by Amy Gonzalez (Sunset and Margaritas, Anna in the Tropics), Native Gardens will be presented August 22 - September 16, 2018 (press opening: August 25) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

CHIRLA's Immi Art at BORDERTOWN NOW Photo CHIRLA's Immi Art at BORDERTOWN NOW
by Julie Musbach - Jun 19, 2018

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California announced today that CHIRLA will present the continuation of their "Immigration Art Night - A Celebration of Our Immigrant Heritage," (which begins Thursday June 21 at CHIRLA) on Friday, June 22 to kick off the final weekend of Bordertown Now performances.  The same evening, a post-performance talk will be held with multidisciplinary artists Xicanx Sun Cha and Gabriella Sanchez to discuss art as space and catalyst of identity exploration and experimentation curated by House of Arts and Ideas.

Inaugural NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Begins This May Photo Inaugural NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Begins This May
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the Inaugural New Works Festival featuring readings of eight new plays over four days, May 22, 23, 29 and 30, with readings at 4pm and 8pm.

Culture Clash BORDERTOWN NOW Opens June 3 at Pasadena Playhouse Photo Culture Clash BORDERTOWN NOW Opens June 3 at Pasadena Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - May 4, 2018

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California is presenting Culture Clash, revisiting their hit Bordertown twenty years later, with Bordertown Now from Wednesday May 30 to Sunday June 24 at Pasadena Playhouse.

Inaugural NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Begins This May Photo Inaugural NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Begins This May
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2018

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the Inaugural New Works Festival featuring readings of eight new plays over four days, May 22, 23, 29 and 30, with readings at 4pm and 8pm.

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