Pretty much everyone has heard of Cesar Chavez, and a lot of us are familiar with Tomas and the Library Lady, a play by Jose Cruz Gonzalez about Chicano author and poet Tomas Rivera. But few among us are familiar with El Teatro Campesino, a theater troupe founded in the '60s that used masks and signs to identify both the characters onstage and their situations. All of these things come together in Manzi: The Adventures of Young Cesar Chavez, a new play for young audiences about Chavezs boyhood, written by Gonzalez and performed in the Campesino style by Teatro Bravo.
The play follows Chavezs childhood in a family of farm workers laboring in Arizona and California; it will be directed by Teatro Bravo regular Andres Alcala.
Fri., Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 19, 2 p.m., 2010
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