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Archive for Luis Alfaro

MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES at the Getty Villa

Photo b y Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Dany Margolies – The Daily News

Each year for the past decade, the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades has commissioned a Los Angeles theater company to adapt an Ancient Greek play for the Getty’s outdoor amphitheater. This year, the Pasadena-based Theatre @ Boston Court sets the Euripides tragedy “Medea” in modern-day Boyle Heights. Enter “Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles” — and the results are spellbinding.  Read more…

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

One of the more striking elements in playwright Luis Alfaro’s work is his ability to successfully transpose Greek tragedy into stories about Mexican-Americans and Latino immigrants. Myths that may not feel relevant to many of us suddenly become germane as we watch Alfaro’s dramas about ordinary people who have extraordinary passions, much like the classical characters of old.   Read more…

Myron Meisel – Stage Raw

In Luis Alfaro’s new adaptation, Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, Medea (Sabina Zuniga Varela), an undocumented fugitive and a topnotch seamstress obsessively doing piecework while never leaving her home, explains that the basis for the quality of a well-crafted dress depends upon the fabric “… and the stitching.” Read more…

 

Now running through Oct. 3.

PAINTING IN RED at Greenway Arts Alliance

 

Photo by Blake Boyd

Photo by Blake Boyd

Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

A common habit by drama critics is to compare and contrast a new adaptation of an old work with or against that old work, which would seem a reasonable approach. But not in the case of poet-performer-playwright Luis Alfaro. Alfaro’s work, whether the solo autobiographical performance St. Jude, presented last year at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, or his 2005 adaptation of Elektra at the Mark Taper Forum (Electricidad) are singularly Alfaro creations rather than amalgams.  Read more…

Now running through November 9.