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April 16, 2024

El Teatro presents Valdez play ‘La Carpa’

El Teatro Campesino is presenting La Carpa de los Rasquachis April 21 and April 22 in Whittier and then May 1-6 in San Juan Bautista.
Written by San Juan Bautista’s iconic playwright Luis Valdez, the show “was originally produced in 1974, and underwent several revisions until 1976, when it was locked into the definitive version seen in this revival performed by a new generation of ETC actors more than forty years after its premiere,” according to an El Teatro Campesino announcement.
According to the local playhouse announcement, La Carpa de los Rasquachispresents the epic life story of the farmworker in America. Told through the struggles, frustrations and ultimate victory of a single Chicano, the Rasquachi saga (working-class, underdog) comes alive in corridos (Mexica ballads) that tell of life’s tragedies with an ironic, rollicking earthy good humor.”
For information on tickets and more about the play, go here.


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