LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —
“La Victima.” A play with songs.
Written by El Teatro De La Esperanza. Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela. Produced by Latino Theater Company.
Los Angeles Theatre Center, in its 318-seat Theatre 3, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Previews Thurs. Sept 30 and Fri. Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Opens Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 8 p.m., runs through Sunday, October 31. Thurs. – Sat. at 8, Sun. at 3. Dark on October 9.
$35. Seniors (60+) and students (with I.D.), $20. All Thursday performances $10. Preview on Oct 1; all seats $15.
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“La Victima” is a story that spans four decades, telling the tale of two families, the Villas and the Mendozas. It begins during the Great Depression and continues through later troubled economic times. Immigrant families come to the U.S.A. to relieve the suffering of chronic poverty, to find employment, to work hard, to become educated, to fall in love, to get married, to build new homes and better lives for their loved ones. Some people arriving here do so through the established legal channels. Some get to the U.S.A. through alternate means.
Mexicans and Mexican-Americans find themselves in demand in the U.S. as a source of cheap, exploitable labor, but they find that they do not enjoy the same working conditions and job security as their neighbors. When the Latinos try to organize into unions to secure workers rights, they find themselves subject to reprisals, including deportation.
Some join the military, conjecturing that this may be a route to equality, though a disproportionate segment of their number emerge as casualties.
Most devastating to the Villa and Mendoza families is the inconsistently applied, inhumane immigration policy. It becomes even more apparent after one of their number becomes a U.S. government immigration enforcement agent.
The show stars J Ed Araiza, Evelina Fernandez, Sal Lopez, Lupe Ontiveros, Geoffrey Rivas and Lucy Rodriguez and also Luis Aldana, Alexia de la Rocha, Olivia Cristina Delgaro and Oliver Rayon.
There are scenes in English and Spanish with supertitles.
SOURCE Latino Theater Company