Center Theatre Group welcomes the Latino Theater Company to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special reading of "Hope: Part II of A Mexican Trilogy" by Evelina Fernández on Saturday, March 1 at 1 pm..
Developed with the Latino Theater Company and directed by José Luis Valenzuela, "Hope" will be performed as a part of DouglasPlus in the Douglas' rehearsal space, Upstairs@KDT.
"Hope: Part II of A Mexican Trilogy" is the second of three related plays produced by Latino Theater Company – "Faith: Part I" and "Charity: Part III" complete the trilogy. "Hope" originally premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center to critical acclaim in October 2011 (Fernández received a Best Play Ovation Award nomination).
The DouglasPlus reading reflects a continuation of work by Fernández on the piece.
Set in a suburban Arizona community at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, a multi-generational Mexican American family circumvents the realities of a country facing political, social and cultural upheaval in 1960s America. Fernández's drama is infused with sounds of the era and challenges historic notions of what the American family looks like.
Evelina Fernández, a playwright and actor, is a TCG Fox Actor Fellow. She received the 2012 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Writing of a World Premiere Play for "A Mexican Trilogy."