Presented by Arizona Theatre Company
February 9, 2017 – February 26, 2017
“Land of the free, home of the brave and all kinds of other pedo.” At a bus stop on the 40A Red Line, in language at once poetic and irreverent, one of the Southwest’s premiere Mexican-American writer/performers, Rubén C. González, presents a tour-de-force of interlocking stories: ten characters, on a passage through a once-booming town, now forgotten. The main source of employment, Thompson Tire Factory, has gone overseas, leaving the town’s infrastructure in disarray. Told by the wise, omniscient custodian, Lencho, and experienced through the eyes of 18-year-old Daniel, La Esquinita, USA spins the various tales of real people living real lives – including Skinny Black, Sunshine, Tweeker, and Animal – seeking identity, connection, and peace. Much like John Leguizamo, Anna Deveare Smith, or Danny Hoch, from the famed El Teatro Campesino comes a virtuoso performance of a gorgeous, brave story of love, forgiveness, and ultimate redemption.
Contains mature language and subject matter. Recommended for audiences over 16 years of age.
Friday, February 24, 8pm
Saturday, February 25, 4pm
Saturday, February 25, 8pm
Sunday, February 26, 1pm