Back By Popular Demand: "Tr?o Los Machos"

Return of the critically acclaimed play, a comedic Latino "Bromance" with music made famous by Tr?o Los Panchos

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: July 18, 2013

Back By Popular Demand: "Tr?o Los Machos"

Back By Popular Demand, Casa 0101 Theater will present the Return Engagement of Josefina L??pez's critically acclaimed play, "Tr?o Los Machos," a comedic Latino "Bromance" with music made famous by the singing group Tr?o 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 L??pez."

"Tr?o Los Machos," written by Josefina L??pez, 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 Tr?o 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.

A Free Art Exhibit in The Jean Deleage Gallery at Casa 0101 Theater entitled, "Recollections From Yesterday and Today of Ex-Braceros," will be running in conjunction with the run of the play, "Tr?o Los Machos." The photography exhibit will include work of former "guest workers" who participated in the United States/Mexican government program granting temporary work contracts to Mexican laborers from 1942 1964. The Art Exhibit is sponsored by the Binacional Union of Ex-Braceros, 1942 1967.

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.

To view B-roll performance footage of last year's production of the play, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaATkzcp6b0. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/casa0101theater.

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