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The Mother of Henry

In 1968, a year of watershed moments in the United States: The assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, lunar space exploration and the Vietnam War, Connie, a single mother gets a job at Sears in Boyle Heights, an economic hub in Los Angeles where people of all cultures and nationalities shop and work. When Connie’s son gets drafted and is sent to Vietnam, her mother makes her pray to La Virgen de Guadalupe for his protection. As Connie tries to remember how to pray, La Virgen appears to her and their friendship grows as she navigates work, love, war and her new independence.


Dementia (2002)

Skeletons aren’t the only things that come out of the closet in this award-winning Latino swansong about the glamorous death of Moises (his friends call him Moe.) Mortality never seemed so fabulous as he invites his closest friends over for a “going away for good party.” Demented fantasies abound as his alter ego, a torch singing drag queen, tempts him into his famous final scene.



Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. But how many end in murder? A dark romantic comedy for anyone whose significant other has ever left dirty underwear on the bathroom floor.


Liz Estrada in the

City of Angels

An adaptation of Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata,” takes place sometime in the future in the City of the Angels where the war between the Latinians and the Africanians has caused the women to go on a sex strike.



Inspired by Octavio Paz's The Labyrinth of 

Solitude, a collection of essays on Mexican thought 

and identity, Solitude explores love, death, destiny 

and family through a contemporary lens. Set on the

day of the million-immigrant march, a wealthy 

lawyer hosts a reception following his mother's

funeral, gathering together the childhood friends 

he left behind 20 years ago.


HOPE: Part II of a Mexican Trilogy

Hope: Part II of A Mexican trilogy, is the first of the series to be fully realized on stage.  Underscored by the musicality of the 1960's this play highlights the political, social and cultural shifts of American life in this era - the loss of innocence, the sexual revolution, military engagement, the assassination of a beloved President and the subsequent disillusionment and questioning of authority- through the lens of a Mexican-American family in the process of assimilation.


CHARITY: Part III of a Mexican Trilogy

Charity is the third play in the Trilogy.  In this final installment  the world mourns the death of Pope John Paul II, the centenarian matriarch of the family is visited by the ghost of her great grandson slain in Iraq, and a newly arrived relative from Mexico suddenly appears.


FAITH: Part I of a Mexican Trilogy

Faith is the first play in the trilogy. Set a couple decades after the Mexican Revolution, Faith is the story of a family faced with the challenge of retaining ancient traditions and cultural memory in the midst of social and political upheaval.


La Olla

Adapted from the Roman comedy The Pot of Gold by Plautus. What would you do if you won the lotto?  Buy a house?  Help your relatives? What if you found a pot of gold?  In La Olla, Leo, a bit player in a shady 1950’s L.A. nightclub, finds a pot full of cash and is overtaken by greed and mistrust as he plans to use the money to become a “star.” As he focuses on keeping his treasure safe, the nightclub show must go on as music plays, dancers dance, and Leo falls into a frenzied state of confusion where motives are misinterpreted with hilarious results. 


A Mexican Triology: An American Story

A Mexican Trilogy is in fact an American story that follows the Morales family over the span of 100 years to highlight the Latina/o experience in the U.S. Employing music to evoke eras and moods, the three parts of this play—Faith, Hope, and Charity—paint a canvas of universal family struggle that eloquently explores the eternal sense of belonging we all crave: to family, to culture, to country. Staged as an ambitious five-hour experience with a meal break, patrons also have the flexibility to view it in two parts. 


How Else Am I Supposed to Know I'm still Alive?

Two middle-aged friends are faced with an unexpected pregnancy. This lively comedy is full of twists and turns as  Nellie and Angie discuss men, marriage, sex, intimacy and friendship.



Four professional women meet at an East Los Angeles restaurant called Luminarias to share secrets about their careers, love, family, and sex.

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