Award-winning Latino Broadway Comedy Celebrates 15 Years in LA!

Rick Najera's LATINOLOGUES: The Re-Mex Performs Benefit Show Saturday, May 8

By Susie Albin-Najera
Published on LatinoLA: April 28, 2010

Award-winning Latino Broadway Comedy Celebrates 15 Years in LA!

Writer/performer Rick Najera and his ensemble cast will celebrate Latinologues' 15-year anniversary with a special, one night only performance on Saturday, May 8 at The Ricardo Montalb?ín Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Ricardo Montalb?ín Foundation, which supports and promotes theatrical productions by performers, musicians, artisans, playwrights and directors of Hispanic heritage.

Latinologues, the brainchild of award winning playwright-writer-director-performer Rick Najera, is a theatrical collection of live comedic and poignant sketch monologues about Latino life in America. With a background in comedic writing (trained at Warner Bros Writing Program), Najera wrote for groundbreaking television comedies such as In Living Color, MADtv. Culture Clash on Fox and The Robert Townsend Show.

"Latinologues has had more than 150 actors in this show from the barrio to Broadway," said creator Rick Najera. "It's always changing like the culture, but it's always fun. It's a comic celebration of fifteen years of social satire and comedy."

Latinologues has toured the nation to sold out houses and standing ovations, and in 2005 Latinologues hit the big lights of Broadway with a 4-month run (137 performances) at the legendary Helen Hayes Theatre. The Broadway production was directed by comic legend Cheech Marin.

The special benefit show includes cast members Rafael Agustin, Carmen Corral, Veronica Diaz-Carranza, Jesse Garcia, Odalys Garcia, Gabriel Gonzalez, Dyana Ortelli, Douglas Spain and Rick Najera. Guests can party with the cast immediately after the performance with special guest DJ Efren Ramirez (Pedro from "Napoleon Dynamite").

Latinologues: The Re-Mex will take place one night only on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at The Ricardo Montalb?ín Theatre, 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 door and on sale now at www.tix.com. Produced by Najera & Assoc. including Rafael Agustin, Oskar Toruno and Rick Najera and The Ricardo Montalban Foundation. For more information on Rick Najera's Latinologues, visit www.latinologues.net.

Rick Najera's "LATINOLOGUES: The Re-Mex"!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
8:00 p.m.

Ricardo Montalb?ín Theatre
1615 Vine Street
Los Angeles CA 90028

Tickets: http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=261505
Latinologues Official Site: http://www.latinologues.net

About Susie Albin-Najera:
Susie Albin Najera is a freelance writer and Hispanic PR consultant.
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