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American Mariachi

By José Cruz González
Directed by James Vásquez
Produced in association with The Old Globe
Jan 26 - Feb 25, 2018
• MUSICAL • COMEDY • DRAMA • WORLD PREMIERE
Run Time: To come
Ticket Price: Starting at $30. Prices vary by date and availability.
Age Recommendation: 10+
Advisory: Mild profanity

Lucha and Boli are ready to start their own all-female mariachi band in 1970s’ Denver. The only things standing in their way are a male-dominated music genre, patriarchal pressure from inside their families and finding the right women to fill out their sound. As they practice, perform and strive to earn the respect of their community, their music sparks a transformation in the lives of those around them – especially Lucha’s parents. This humorous, heartwarming story about music’s power to heal and connect includes gorgeous live mariachi music played on stage. González writes a passionate story about families and friendships that you should share with yours!

Denver favorite Playwright José Cruz González returns to the DCPA with another heartwarming story, following his lyrical magical realism piece September Shoes in 2005 and the laugh-out-loud comedy Sunsets and Margaritas in 2008. 

Producing Partners: Martin and Jo Ann Semple

Creative Team Perspectives
Creative Team Perspectives
Jan 26 | 6:00pm

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Cast Perspectives
Cast Perspectives
Feb 3 | 1:30pm

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Higher Education Perspectives
Higher Education Perspectives
Feb 8 | 6:30pm

Participate in a topical discussion led by members of our academic community after the matinee.

 
Theatre & Theology Perspectives
Theatre & Theology Perspectives
Feb 13 | 6:30pm

Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine each show through a theological lens.

 
ASL & Audio Described Matinee
ASL & Audio Described Matinee
Feb 18 | 6:30pm

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Sign Language interpretation: ASL
Audio Description: AUDIO


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José Cruz González
José Cruz González, Playwright

 

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