Back in 2006, the brand-new Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble took OC's play-loving world by storm with its debut production: The Mexican O.C., a play produced from hundreds of hours of interviews with titans in Orange County's Latino community whom the regular history books had long overlooked. It had a month-long run to sold-out crowds–and hasn't been staged since.
That changes tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., when Breath of Fire head Sara Guerrero and cast members do a partial reading to kick off “Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series,” my monthly salon at the Fullerton Public Library.
The theater company has big plans for The Mexican O.C.'s fifth anniversary: recordings, a script, further stagings across Orange County, and sequels to the momentous play. Find out more tomorrow–I will introduce the reading, but the person conducting the interview with Guerrero and her gang will be Melissa Hidalgo, a professor of theater in Cal State Fullerton's Chicana and Chicano Studies Department (which is co-sponsoring the lecture series, and for which I lecture). The address is 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton; the phone number is (714) 738-3122. And the event is FREE. See you there!