Exclusive First Reading of “Ask a Mexican”

Exclusive First Reading of “Ask a Mexican”

MACLA Presents an Exclusive First Reading of “Ask A Mexican,” Friday, September 22, 2017 

7pm Reception (Doors Open)

7:30pm Opening Remarks by Anthony J Garcia with Gustavo Arellano and Staged Reading

Experience an exclusive first reading of a new play in development by playwright Anthony J. Garcia in collaboration with Ask a Mexican award-winning author Gustavo Arellano on Fri, Sep 22, 2017!

Playwright Anthony Garcia adapts Gustavo Arrelano’s political column Ask A Mexican to the stage. The production will be developed through a series of readings in San José, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Denver and Pueblo, Colorado. Ask a Mexican is a smart satirical response to stereotypical perceptions of Mexicans specifically and Latinos in general with music by Daniel Valdez of the seminal Chicano/Latino theater family.

Arellano’s column has been nationally syndicated and has enjoyed tremendous response and the next logical step would be the stage. Garcia intends to broaden the conversation to include audience response and participation.


Lorenzo Gonzalez

Jovita Molina

Andrea Rodriguez

David Terminal

Daniel Valdez (known for films Zoot Suit and La Bamba)

Stick around after the performance for a Q&A session with Anthony J. Garcia, Gustavo Arellano, and the cast of Ask a Mexican!

Please call box office 408.998.2783 for wheelchair and/or other accomodations. Production is presented in English with some Spanish and contains some mature language.

There are many parking options near MACLA; check parksj.org/parking-map

Supported by the National Performance Network (NPN).

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