PregonesPRTT’s and Teatro Campesino present a new solo piece by critically acclaimed writer Rubén C. González performing a story of love, forgiveness and redemption. More…
'La Esquinita' takes us through the once booming town of La Esquinita, USA. When promises from Big Business are broken, the town is now forgotten like so many others. Told by the omniscient narrator Lencho and experienced through the eyes of 18-year-old Daniel, a young man who is at the peak of his Crystal Meth high, we see the disarray left in their lives.
for a previous production "Gonzalez' live stage art is transcendent, exhilarating in its simplicity, yet full of emotional depth...Cara Mía Theatre's mission is to 'broaden appreciation and understanding of Chicano and Latino culture through theater, literature and educational programs.' 'La Esquinita, USA' fulfills every aspect of that mission and offers an evening of charmed, evocative performance." Full Review
for a previous production "A dazzler...Gonzalez takes great pains to portray each character with detailed physical and emotional touches...with sharp directing touches by Kinan Valdez…There still needs to be some development in the storytelling...The marriage of the two halves doesn’t always cohere…Make no mistake; Gonzalez is one of the most critical voices going in the Bay Area. He is a first responder to the emergency of our souls, and does not provide us with an easy out." Full Review
for a previous production "Writer/performer Ruben C. Gonzalez’s solo performance La Esquinita, USA came from one of Latino theatre’s legacy companies, El Teatro Campesino of San Juan Bautista, Calif. Luis Valdez’s troupe was originally a wing of the United Farm Workers... Gonzalez’s performance was first-rank in a poetical two-act play still in need of editing." Full Review
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