Plays & Touring
24th Street Theatre celebrates two decades of productions and programs in 2017-18 with a season that looks both forward and back while highlighting the company’s unique appeal to a wide range of audiences.
“The upcoming season marks our 20th year of magical theater that speaks to the urgency of the times in which we live,” says executive director Jay McAdams. “We’re proud to offer an eclectic mix of provocative theater to adults and kids alike that’s as fun as it is important. And to do it in both English and Spanish.”
La Razón Blindada (“Armored Reason”)
See La Razón Blindada at Encuentro de las Americas this November.
Written and Directed by/ Escrita y dirigida por Arístides Vargas
Con la actuación de/ Starring Jesús Castaños-Chima & Tony Durán
A funny and poignant piece for teens and adults, this story is relevant to our world today with the rise of authoritarianism around the globe.
Una divertida y conmovedora obra para adolescentes y adultos. Esta historia es relevante en estos tiempos por el auge del autoritarismo en diferentes partes del mundo de hoy.
resented in Spanish with English supertitles. Recommended for ages 14+
Presentada en español con supertítulos en inglés. Apropiado para mayores de 14 años.
Ended October 15th. See it Nov 5, 8 & 17 at Encuentro de las Americas.
Dia de los Muertos
Thursday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Latin surf rock band The Space Sanchos headlines our annual, free block party. Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico’s most famous holiday with entertainment on two stages, homemade tamales, face painting, crafts booths and a graveyard where families can make their own altars for their departed loved ones.
All ages welcome. More info.
Sat., Dec 2 at 8 p.m. & Sun. Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.
Performing amidst a forest of microphones, sound effects, props and musical instruments, award-winning performance artist Dan Froot and Company presents a triptych of live radio plays based on the life stories of three families living with hunger in Miami, Cedar Rapids and South Central Los Angeles. More information at tinyurl.com/pang-info
La Vispera ("The Eve")
Dec. 14 - Dec. 17
Thurs. & Fri. at 7 p.m., Sat. & Sun. at 4 p.m.
A warm, funny and unique holiday play about love and sacrifice created from stories shared by members of the local University Park immigrant community during workshops with professional theater artists. Stay after the performance for homemade tamales, champurrado (hot chocolate) and a traditional star-shaped piñata. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.
World premiere of ICE
March 10 - April 29
Saturdays at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.
A bilingual, humorous, musical journey in search of what it means to be "American." Two men arrive in the U.S. with big dreams... but no documents. With a love of baseball, Tia Victoria's salsa recipe and the help of a talking sock, the pair works day and night to make their taco truck the "Uncle Sam" of mobile restaurants. Will a contest to be "the most American food truck" at Dodger Stadium for the 4th of July prove to Immigration, Naturalization and Customs that they truly belong?
Written by Leon Martell, commissioned by 24th Street
Directed by Debbie Devine
Featuring Jesús Castaños-Chima, Tony Duran, Davitt Felder and Andrew Huber
Appropriate for ages 7 and up
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