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The Latin Wave

May 7, 2017

The Mission Playhouse and About…Productions present The Latin Wave   SUN, MAY 7- SUN, MAY 21.

This fascinating series takes a look at the treatment of Latino culture from Hollywood’s beginnings and beyond. Join us for theatre, dance, live music, exhibits, movies and lively conversation! Click on any of the RED TITLES below for more details on each event:

The Gaucho (1927)

SILENT MOVIE SCREENING of The Gaucho (1927) starring Douglas Fairbanks & Lupe Velez with live accompaniment from Bob Salisbury on our 1924 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. SUN, MAY 7 , 2:30PM

SPECIAL SCREENING of The Bronze Screen, 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema (2002).  SUN, MAY 7, 6PM. 

EXHIBITION curated by Dr Cathy Gudis and Mayela Caro Exploring Myth, Illusion and Cultural Appropriation. SUN, MAY 7, 1PM – 7PM. Exhibit runs THURS – SUN, 1PM -7PM until MAY 21.

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A special immersive theatre experience written by Rose Portillo and Theresa Chavez, and directed by Theresa Chavez, producing artistic director of About…Productions. Features live performance by members of the Grammy-winning band Quetzal. Experience the Playhouse in a whole new way in this site-specific performance that tells the story of a New York producer aiming to make a movie of the fabled Mission Play. THURS, MAY 18-SUN, MAY 21.

SYMPOSIUM & DISCUSSION-join us for a panel presentation with respected historians with the opportunity for further discussion in break-out groups. SUN, MAY 21, 12PM-2PM

Press/Publicity please contact:

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Ilka Erren Pardinas

T.(323) 667-1344







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Co-produced by the Mission Playhouse and About…Productions.  Part of the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement Program, Engage!  This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council and the National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures.


May 7, 2017
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San Gabriel Mission Playhouse


San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 S. Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776 United States
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(626) 308-2868


As per CADPH; effective December 15, 2021 all indoor events with potential audience sizes greater than 1000 patrons will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status or a negative Covid-19 test. Testing for such events is required to be conducted within one (1) day for rapid antigen tests, or within two (2) days for PCR tests prior to entry into the facility or venue.

Please note; self-attestation may not be used to verify status as fully vaccinated or as proof of negative test result. Face masks must also be worn indoors at all times during the event regardless of vaccination status. 

We will continue to update our guests with any protocol revisions as they are issued. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 626.308.2865