Once Upon A Time in Mexico

Not everyone's life-altering experience makes for an entertaining story, but Herberger Lunch Time Theater audiences tend to get lucky with respect to true tales of transformation -- most recently, with the richly musical, sometimes funny and/or embarrassing She Knows from Nothing/De Nada Sabe. In it, professional musician Ruth Lara Vichules reveals her long love affair with Mexican culture, Spanish language, and Latin American music, a relationship that began with her first visit to Guadalajara as a "sorta-Jewish" student in 1979. James Garcia co-wrote the script and directed the show, which continues through Thursday, August 16, for Phoenix's New Carpa Theater Company.

The play features dialogue in English and music in Spanish and starts at 12:10 p.m. on the Kax Stage at Herberger Theater Center. You may order lunch in advance from Put a Fork in It Catering, bring your own lunch, or even refrain from eating at the theater -- you have free will.

Tuesdays-Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. Starts: Aug. 7. Continues through Aug. 16, 2012
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson