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Light in Darkness: ¡Viva La Causa!

Light in Darkness: ¡Viva La Causa!

Teatro retrospective keeps the spirit alive in troubled political times BY ROSEANN HERNANDEZ - AUGUST 31, 2017 Prepare to move and be moved during El Teatro Campesino’s latest production “¡Viva La Causa!” “It is designed to be an immersive experience as the action...

A cause for action

A cause for action

El Teatro Campesino takes its audience on a retrospective look in ‘¡Viva La Causa!’ BY JENNY ARBIZU - SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 If walls could talk, El Teatro Campesino’s would speak of the stories and the characters that existed within them. They may even speak of the lives...

Four Decades Later, ‘Zoot Suit’ Still Fits

Four Decades Later, ‘Zoot Suit’ Still Fits

It’s sobering that Luis Valdez’s stirring Chicano protest musical is freshly relevant, but there’s nothing somber about its vibrant new staging. So it was Zoot Suit time again on Feb. 12, when a revival of this Luis Valdez play opened officially at the Mark Taper...

‘Zoot Suit,’ a Pioneering Chicano Play, Comes Full Circle

‘Zoot Suit,’ a Pioneering Chicano Play, Comes Full Circle

LOS ANGELES — When “Zoot Suit” first opened at the Mark Taper Forum in 1978, little about the production screamed hit. Much of the cast had scant acting experience. The story itself was a Brechtian take on a relatively obscure unsolved murder in 1942 Los Angeles; its...

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