Saturday, June 26, 2010

Shadow of a Man


This family tragedy is set in 1969 in the Rodriguez home, a Mexican family living in Los Angeles. It is a hard look at relationships within a disintegrating Chicano family where past secrets and hidden desires threaten to destroy the tenuous remains of all they have built. The title suggests the weighty presence of men in the lives of the female characters. Manuel Rodriguez's inconsistent employment, alcoholism, and disconnection from both Mexican and American culture distance him from his family, especially his eldest, only son Rodrigo. When his dark desires are forced into the open, the women in the family must find solace in one another.

The production is being directed by Antonio Juarez and plays between July 9 and August 1, 2010 in the Wilkerson Theater at the R25 Arts Complex, 1725 25th Street at R street in Midtown Sacramento. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2 PM. Ticket prices are $20.00, for general admission, $15.00, for Students, SARTA members and seniors, and $12.00 for groups of six or more. The theater is accessible.

Craig Chavez and Gladys Acosta will star as the ill-fated parents in the Rodriguez Family. Their daughters, Leticia and Lupe are played by Diana Mandujano and Marianne Gaona. Lucy Ortiz Scott plays their Aunt Rosario while Berman Obaldia will portray Conrado, a family friend.

“Calstage” offers this summer season bonus production free to season subscription holders. Our plays are produced in collaboration with The Sacramento Progressive Communities and Matrix Arts, non-profits serving the greater Sacramento area.

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