CASA 0101Theatre, a leading arts venue for Los Angeles' East Side, presenting theatrical productions, film festivals, and other special events year round, announced their newest solo series, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood by Rick Najera and Scarred for Life by David Valdez. These limited-engagement, comedic stage play productions will run April 11 through May 4.
Najera, one of Hollywood's most prolific playwright-performers, sets the stage for his new comedic stage play based on his latest memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood. AW chronicles the real life experiences of his journey though Hollywood, from his days on In Living Color and MADTV to Broadway with Latinologues, from CBS to the ICU and back. From red carpets to code blue, his story doesn't end here. Comedic and poignant, Forbes called his memoir, "Accessible, real and empowering." (80 minutes). Show dates: April 11, 12, 13, 25, 26 and 27.
David Valdez returns to CASA 0101 Theater to perform his one-man show, Scarred for Life: Tale of A Mexican-American Trying to Get Out of East L.A. Following a successful run at the NYFringe, the show earned a four-star rating in Time Out New York and said "Valdez owns the stage with modesty, charisma, and a big heart." SFL is an animated collection of misadventures growing up in an immigrant family and heading off to college at Yale University. The story of Scarred for Life is based on true events and chronicles the comedic tales of a boy who grew up bilingual, bi-culturalÔÇªand by the freeways. (80 minutes). Show dates: April 11, 18, 19, 20 and May 2, 3 and 4.
Scarred for Life - Written and Performed by: David Valdez
Directed by: Eric Hunicutt
Produced by: Emmanuel Deleage and David Valdez
Almost White - Written and Performed by: Rick Najera
Directed by: Rafael Agustin
Produced by: Gina Linn Espinoza
CASA 0101 presents its newest solo series of one-man shows: Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood by Rick Najera and Scarred for Life by David Valdez at Casa 0101 Theatre, 2102 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Tickets cost from $15 - $30. Purchase tickets in advance here.