Teatro Visión is proud to bring the national touring production of SOLITUDE, an original play by Evelina Fernández, to San José's Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, February 9th-12th, 2012.
Set on the day of Los Angeles' historic Million Immigrants March on March 25th, 2006, SOLITUDE weaves together an emotionally-charged story of secrets, laughter and explosive mambo.
We hope you'll join us at this spectacular show to start our groundbreaking 29th year! If you can't make it, please consider making a small donation to ring in the new year.
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Teatro Visión presents SOLITUDE
Written by Evelina Fernández
Directed by José Luis Valenzuela
Produced by Latino Theater Company
The play is performed in English and recommended for teens and older for mature content.
Dates & Times
Feb 9th @ 8pm*
Feb 10th @ 8pm**
Feb 11th @ 2pm* & 8pm
Feb 12th @ 2pm
*Post-show Q & A
**Post-show Artists' Reception
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San José, CA 95126
FREE lot parking
Advance purchase: $10-$25
Please call for group and educator discounts
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ABOUT the PRODUCTION
When a wealthy Chicano lawyer hosts old friends following a funeral, celebrated in fine Mexican fashion, rancheras are sung, bone-cutting truths are confessed, and lives are changed forever.
The plot of SOLITUDE was inspired by the themes in the groundbreaking collection of essays The Labyrinth of Solitude by revered Mexican poet, diplomat, and Nobel laureate, Octavio Paz. SOLITUDE, which Ms. Fernández created in collaboration with the Latino Theater Company, is directed by José Luis Valenzuela and elegantly explores love, death, destiny and family through a contemporary and uniquely Mexican lens.
In Paz's work, he envisioned his countrymen as hidden behind masks of solitude, torn between concurrent and conflicting indigenous and western cultures. Not fully identifying with either is an experience of isolation. Ms. Fernández moves Paz's premise into the 21st Century by setting it in present-day Los Angeles, a city more distinctly Mexican in character than any other large metropolis in the United States. Its Chicanos and Chicanas are at once both Mexican and American, not fully being either.
In addition to the playwright herself, the cast of Solitude includes members of the Latino Theater Company, celebrated cellist Semyon Kobialka and well-known television actor Robert Beltrán as "The Man." A star of stage and screen, Beltrán played Commander Chakotay for six seasons on Star Trek: Voyager and can be seen as Jerry Flute on the current season of Big Love.
ABOUT the PLAYWRIGHT
Evelina Fernández is a Humanitas finalist and scripted the Latino Theater Company's famed annual Christmas pageant, La Virgen De Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin, as well as Ovation nominee and GLAAD Award winner DEMENTIA. Several of her other plays also transitioned to film including LUMINARIAS and PREMEDITATION. As an actor she has had recurring roles on several TV series including: Roseanne, Judging Amy, and City of Angels.
Ms. Fernández will be an integral creative lead for Teatro Visión's upcoming community-inspired theatrical spectacle MACARIO, the first major theatrical event being created specifically for the Mexican Heritage Plaza's 2012 Día de los Muertos festivities. Macario will be developed with a combination of professional actors, residents of the Mayfair community, and students of the School of Arts and Culture @ MHP.
ABOUT TEATRO VISIÓN
Based in San José, CA, Teatro Visión is a 501(c) 3 non-profit and is the only Chicano/Latino Theater Company in the nation to produce annual seasons of plays in a 500-seat theater. Teatro Visión has been celebrating culture, nurturing community and inspiring vision since 1984 and has produced more than 50 plays (presented in both English and Spanish) which have been attended by more than 107,000 people. Teatro Visión is proud to be playing a leading role in the evolution of Chicano/Latino Theater by presenting classics, newer works, and world premieres by leading Latino playwrights.
Teatro Visión is passionately committed to the premise that art is a powerful tool that can heal, promote identity and stimulate the self-empowerment necessary for people to become effective leaders in improving their lives and their communities. Please consider making a donation to support our work.