Marga Gomez: Latin Standards
Direct from its 2017 world premiere at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Marga Gomez’ Latin Standards is the story of an adult child of a Cuban entertainer who defies reason by producing a hipster comedy night at a struggling Latino drag queen club during San Francisco’s gentrification crisis. Between vivid portrayals of characters from her upbringing in 1960’s Manhattan to present day San Francisco, Gomez sardonically ponders the ballads (or Latin Standards) penned by her late father Willy Chevalier: a comedian/producer/entrepreneur and composer of dance tunes that reveled in jealousy and obsession. Peppered with unforgettable characters, physicality and humor, Latin Standards delivers nostalgia and relevance with a comic edge in a loving and funny true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. Latin Standards will mark Gomez’s return visit to Segerstrom Center’s Off Center Festival after her success with her play Lovebirds in 2015.
Don’t miss a chance to meet Marga Gomez and talk about “Latin Standards” immediately following the performance.
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Single tickets are $25. If you buy two Off Center productions, tickets are $20. If you buy three or more Off Center productions, tickets are just $15. (Choir! Choir! Choir! is free but a ticket is required to reserve a spot. Reservations accepted beginning January 8.) Discount will automatically be applied when you add two or more Off Center productions to your cart. Eligible productions are: Keith A Wallace, Marga Gomez, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Belarus Free Theater and Justin Vivian Bond.
Running time (approximate):
1 hours and 30 minutes with no intermission