CASA 0101 THEATER PRESENTS THE RETURN ENGAGEMENT OF “TRIO LOS MACHOS”

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Casa 0101 Theater will present the Return Engagement of Josefina López’s critically acclaimed play, “Trío Los Machos,” a comedic Latino “Bromance” with music made famous by the singing group Trío Los Panchos. Performances will be presented at the new Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First Street (at Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., with Discounted Previews, July 12 – 14, 2013, followed by a four-week run, July 19 – August 11, 2013. The play will be presented with subtitles in Spanish.

“Trío Los Machos,” written by Josefina López, follows the journey of three men who come to the U.S. to work in the fields and eventually make a living playing the music they love. The play is a love letter to Latino men and, an homage to Lopez’s father. The play explores the themes of music, aging and male camaraderie set against the backdrop of the Bracero guest worker program (1942 – 1964) between the United States and Mexico. Narrated to the music of Trío Los Panchos, the story covers a chapter of U.S. history seldomly talked about, as the three friends navigate work, friendship, love as their loyalty to one another becomes tested time and again. The play explores the 50-year friendship of its central characters, Lalo, Nacho and Paco.

Performances will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Tickets for Preview performances July 12, 13 and 14, 2013 are $15 each. Tickets for the four-week run of the play from July 19 – August 11, 2013 are $20 for General Admission, $17 for Students, Seniors and Groups of 10 or more, and $15 for Boyle Heights residents with identification. For tickets, please call the Casa 0101 Theater Box Office at 323-263-7684, E-mail tickets@casa0101.org or buy online at www.casa0101.org. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Theatre patrons can get a $2 discount by presenting their Metro Bus Cards at the Box Office when buying tickets. Metro bus stations are located on First Street in Boyle Heights at both Soto Street, and at Boyle Street (Mariachi Plaza), within a short walking distance to the theatre. To view B-roll performance footage of last year’s production of the play, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaATkzcp6b0. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/casa0101theater.

Casa 0101 Theater is sponsored in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The California Endowment, The Herb Alpert Foundation, the California Foundation for Stronger Communities and the Community Redevelopment Agency/LA – a Designated Local Authority. SCE Federal Credit Union is sponsor of this particular production.

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