Saturday - Jul 11, 2020

Culture Clash Returns with Their Latest Sketch Anthology!


Compiled by the El Reportero‘s staff

 

The missionaries of mayhem are back with their unique, badass brand of Chicano satire theater!

In this powerful, pointed, and downright hilarious update they turn their razor-sharp wit to everything from pussy hats to MAGA caps, laying down outrageous, biting, and thought-provoking monologues and sketch comedy about the immigrant experience in America right now.

Bay Area Born Chicano Group, Culture Clash, Returns to Berkeley Rep with Their Latest Sketch Anthology, Culture Clash (Still) in America

Born here in the Bay and Los Angeles-based, Culture Clash first brought their dangerous and subversive version of documentary theatre to Berkeley audiences with Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, gleefully skewering American culture through the lens of the Latino experience.

In this powerful, pointed, and downright hilarious update they turn their razor-sharp wit to everything from pussy hats to MAGA caps, laying down outrageous, biting, and thought-provoking monologues and sketch comedy about the immigrant experience in America right now.

The play, written and performed by Culture Clash and directed by Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson, marks the fifth time the satirical group has performed at Berkeley Rep.

Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Written and performed by Culture Clash
Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza, directed by Lisa Peterson

Main Season at Peet’s Theatre. now–April 5, 2020 at 2025 Addison St, Berkeley.

At Peet’s Theatre, 2025 Addison St, Berkeley.

Current ticket prices: Premium: $57–97 · Section A: $50–81 · Section B: $30–65. Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

 

A new multidisciplinary theater with theater and Latin jazz

Paul S. Flores, Rosalba Rolón and Yosvany Terry explore the true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the US in their National Performance Network and Creative Capital project WE HAVE IRÉ.

Experience theater with live Latin jazz and timba beats, dance, and spoken word to explore Cuban artists, immigration, and Afro-Cuban themes. Developed with jazz composer Yosvany Terry, DJ Leydis, choreographer Ramón Ramos Alayo, and director Rosalba Rolón. We Have Iré is a play about blessing, good fortune, balance, and destiny.

We Have Iré celebrates Cuban immigrants while giving them space to tell their stories on their own terms, through dance, music, and theater.

The work stars many of the artists themselves onstage—including Flores, Terry as well as Ramon Ramos Alayo and DjLeydis DeCuba. It opens at MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose March 13-15.

Friday, March 13 – Doors Open: 7:30 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 – Doors Open: 7:30 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 – Doors Open: 1:30 p.m. / Show: 2 p.m.

 

A Bohemian night you don’t want to miss

Local promoters have organized to bring you this month of March a lovely night full of quality music with quality musicians, an event you don’t want to miss.

Composer and singer, Arturo Leyva, will sing songs that you will fall in love with; and additionally, Sergio Serrano, Rafael Ramos, Zarcos Rios and many surprise artists will fill the repertoire for you and your love one to enjoy. There will be food and wine.

At 6 p.m., March 14, at the Oakland Aviation Museum, 8252 Earhart Rd, Oakland. For more info call at 510-938-9637.

The Adrián Aréas Quartet at Art House Gallery & Cultural Center

Latin jazz percussionist, Adrián Aréas will be performing with his Latin Jazz Quartet at 2905 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, don’t miss this great three-hour show full of quality music. Adrian Aréas brings his whole school from his father Chepito Aréas, co-founder of the Santana group, and something more contemporary. On Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., at 2905 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.

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