Celebrated playwright and theater professor José Cruz González delivers music, memory and a feminist manifesto built of familiar tropes in this inspiration tale-meets-mariachi jukebox musical. In American Mariachi, now at South Coast Rep after warm receptions in Denver and San Diego, new audiences get a primer on the form from a talented ensemble of actor-musicians. For others, the story offers a healthy challenge to expectation, if thoughtfully, enthusiastically served up with pride and musicology. From blaringly beautiful horns to grito, audiences will stomp, clap and cheer along to the struggle of an all-girl mariachi troupe to be remembered.
Previews: September 7-12, 2019
First Night: September 13, 2019
Regular Performances: September 14 – October 5, 2019
Tuesdays-Thursdays 7:30 p.m.
Fridays 8 p.m.
Saturdays 2:30 & 8 p.m.
Sundays 2 & 7 p.m.