New Play Explores Power of Truth and Storytelling
AUSTIN, Texas — Teatro Vivo is thrilled to present EL, a new play by Raul Garza. Through humor, sadness, and strong allusions to Latino culture, EL takes us through the hardships of a family, as well as their individual struggles and desires.
EL follows an aspiring writer torn between fulfilling her desire for success, and honoring her family’s deepest secrets. In the process of telling her truth, she sheds light on the past her family has tried to forget, and risks losing their trust. But in this struggle, they discover new perspectives about what really happened.
EL encourages us to think about how our past shapes the way we live in the present, and how we face our future. “[People] can relate to the story by seeing themselves in it and by recognizing the significance of their own version of truth or reality,” said Garza. “They can relate to it by remembering the ways that oral stories have been handed down in their families.”
As a playwright, Raul Garza reflects his real and imagined world through stories that resound with authenticity and sense of place. EL is directed by Christina J. Moore, an Austin theatre professional whose work has covered the gamut from directing and producing to acting, teaching, and voiceovers. Our all-star cast is composed of Gricelda Silva, Mary Alice Carnes, Jesus Valles, Rupert Reyes, Roxy Becker, and Nathanael Dunaway.
Date: September 8th through September 25th
Showtimes: Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Location: Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St, Austin, TX 78701)
Written by Raul Garza and Directed by Christina J. Moore
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This project is sponsored in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.