Were going into active creative period, Garcia explains. Moving into the space will intensify what we believe is our core work: something uniquely about the Chicano experience, something homegrown, something that has to do with the history of Chicanos in Denver and the Southwest.
To that end, Su Teatro kicks off its first season at the Civic with Lamented Last Dance at the Rainbow Ballroom and El Louie and Other Post Pachuco Dreams, a pair of interconnected original one-acts inspired by a classic Chicano poem by Jose Montoya, which tells the story of the homecoming of a Korean war veteran during a transitional time for the Chicano community. Created in collaboration with one of Su Teatros most talented friends musician and actor Daniel Valdez the intertwined works mark a new page for the history-laden local theater company.
Last Dance and El Louie premiere tonight at the Civic, 721 Santa Fe Drive, with a cake-and-champagne reception; tickets are $35. Shows continue through October 30. For tickets and a full schedule, call 303-296-0219; get more information at www.suteatro.org.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 16. Continues through Oct. 30, 2010