LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —
WHAT: “LOL! Latina on the Loose.” World Premiere engagement of a new comedy.
WHO: Written and performed by Mina Olivera. Directed by Alberto Barboza. Produced by Miguel Angel Caballero and Paul Munoz. This production is supported in part by a grant from the Brazilian General Consulate.
WHERE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, in the 280-seat Theatre 2, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Parking (fee charged) is available in indoor structures and outdoor lots south of or to the rear of the theatre.
WHEN: September 25- October 11, 2009. Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 3. Dark on Oct. 3.
ADMISSION: $20. Students and seniors $15.
RESERVATIONS: (213) 489-0994 ext. 107.
ONLINE TICKETING: www.thelatc.org
Mina Olivera, a classic Latin beauty, is originally from Brazil. She took a circuitous route to arrive at her present home in California. “LOL! Latina on the Loose” is her story, presented principally in English (with a little Spanglish thrown in) in a solo performance. As the first part of the show’s title implies, her life so far is largely a comedy, and one which will delight her audiences.
In “LOL! Latina on the Loose,” the versatile Ms. Olivera portrays an entire gallery of characters, female and male, including family members, boyfriends, a psychic fortune teller, the racist counselor, a Latina friend who turns out to be a coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside), and many more. It’s a solo performance, augmented with a little use of multimedia.
Having made her professional theatre debut at 13, she pursues a dream to enter the UCLA Theatre School over the objections of a racist counselor who advises her to instead study home economics. A teenage Brazilian beauty in the U.S.A., she finds romantic adventures on both coasts.
She follows the sage advice of her grandmother. Show them your worth. Mina is worthy, all right.
The show is very, very funny. And, the strikingly attractive Mina is pleasant to watch.
SOURCE Los Angeles Theatre Center