Four short plays – written and performed in Spanish by advanced Language students of San Diego Mesa College – explore politics and culture in Twentieth Century Latin America.
Based on research by the student playwrights, with guidance from Professor Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez, the plays examine various aspects of societies in Latin America, from Zapata in Mexico and Che Guevara in Bolivia to changing social mores as viewed through the prism of shifting cultural icons of the era, such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Carlos Santana, and Sammy Sosa. Directed by Drama Professor John Polak, the show is produced by Experimental Theater students of Mesa College. A Talkback Q &A with the actor/playwrights follows the performance.
The show is one night only, Friday, December 11, 2009; 7:30 at the Apolliad Theater at San Diego Mesa College, at 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego 92111. $5.00 Admission is requested to aid continuing funding of the program. Call 619-388-2228 for further information. Visit for directions http://www.sdmesa.edu/drama/index.cfm.