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They Shoot Mexicans, Don’t They? (Preview)

May 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Buy Tickets Now buttonExperience the historic Playhouse in a unique way, through the site-specific staging of this original theaterwork remounted by About Productions for The Latin Wave event series. The participatory play is loosely based upon About…Productions’ Producing Artistic Director Theresa Chavez’s family of Californios who settled in Los Angeles in 1771, ran the Ramirez Dance Studio opposite the Playhouse, and performed in The Mission Play.

Touted as “exquisite” by the Los Angeles Times in its original production in 2006, this immersive experience tells the story of a New York producer’s scheme plot to make a silent movie of the fabled Mission Play spotlighting the era when motion pictures first began to incorporate Latino history and culture into their storyline. Features live music from members of the LA-based, Grammy-winning, Chicano rock band Quetzal, with choreography by Francisco Martinez.

With Melinna Bobadilla, Peter Howard, Rose Portillo, and Gilbert Saldivar.

Written by Theresa Chavez and Rose Portillo

Directed by Theresa Chavez

*Comfortable footwear is recommended as audiences will be walking, sitting and standing during the performance. If you have any mobility or access concerns, please call us at (626) 308-2865. This event is not recommended for children 6 and under.

Tickets start at $25 (discouTicketmaster Logonted tickets available for students & seniors 60+). Tickets may be subject to additional fees and charges. No refunds, exchanges, cancellations. To purchase tickets over the phone, call Ticketmaster at 1 (800) 745-3000. To buy tickets in person, come to the Playhouse Box Office Tuesdays or Thursdays from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Cash is the only form of payment accepted at the Playhouse Box Office.

They Shoot Mexicans, Don’t They? Performance Dates

Thursday, May 18, 8:00pm (Preview)- Tickets

Friday, May 19, 8:00pm- Tickets

Saturday, May 20, 3:00pm- Tickets, 8:00pm- Tickets

Sunday, May 21, 3:00pm- Tickets, 7:00pm- Tickets


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This event is produced in partnership with About…Productions and is 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, California Arts Council and by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts.


May 18, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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