“FAITH: PART ONE OF A MEXICAN TRILOGY” – Los Angeles Theatre Center

Press Release:

From: Philip Sokoloff [mailto:showbizphil@gmail.com]

Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:49 PM
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Subject: "Faith" extends through November 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012

Press/media contact: Philip Sokoloff,             (626) 683-9205      

 "FAITH: PART ONE OF A MEXICAN TRILOGY" EXTENDS BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH
NOVEMBER 18 AT LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER

WHAT: "Faith: Part One of a Mexican Trilogy." World Premiere engagement of a
new play.

WHO: Written by Evelina Fernandez. Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela.
Presented by The Latino Theater Company.

WHERE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, in Theatre 3, 514 S. Spring St., Los
Angeles, CA 90013.

WHEN: NOW through Sunday, November 18. Show times: Thursday through Saturday
at 8:00, Sunday at 3:00.

ADMISSION: $34. Students, seniors and veterans: $20. LATC Members:
$15. A limited number of tickets will be available for Thursday performances
at $10. . SPECIAL: A dinner-and-show option is available on Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays. A $50 ticket includes one show admission plus dinner
at the nearby Portofino Restaurant (5th & Main Streets).

RESERVATIONS: Call toll-free,             (866) 811-4111      .

ONLINE TICKETING: www.thelatc.org

ESTIMATED RUNNING TIME: Two hours, plus intermission.

CONSUMER ADVISORY: Suggested for audiences age 12 to adult. Some mature
themes. The play is presented mainly in English. Sequences in Spanish are
accompanied by English supertitles.

            "Faith" is the first part of the trilogy about the Garcias, a
Mexican-American family. Parts two and three, "Hope" and "Charity" have been
previously produced. The trilogy deals in part with the impact that
inspirational historical figures have upon the lives of the Garcias. Those
figures specifically are Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Fitzgerald Kennedy,
and Pope John Paul II.

            "Faith" finds  Silvestre and Esperanza Morales and their
children in Arizona, a couple decades after the Mexican Revolution, during
the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The family is poor, but
still better off than the older generation was in Mexico.

            "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the
abundance of those who have much; It is whether we provide enough for those
who have too little."---FDR

            Silvestre and Esperanaza have three daughters, all born in the
U.S.A. The girls have never been to Mexico, and America is all the country
they know. Esperanza is very Old World and strict with them.
Silvestre is more easy-going.

            The girls are beautiful and musically talented, and Las Hermanas
Morales find approval entering amateur singing competitions.
Faith, the eldest, wants to go to Los Angeles to sing in nightclubs, which
can only enrage her mother. All three youngsters are approaching womanhood,
which means they are tempted by boys and sex and other trouble-making
pursuits.

            Silvestre is a miner and also a union organizer, an activity
deeply rooted in his Catholic faith which will nonetheless place him in
great danger. He has also kept a secret hidden in his heart, away from
Esperanza's view.

            So there's plenty for Esperanza to worry about.

            "Faith" is part of the epic story of a family. It is a Mexican
story and it is also a classic American story: the story of a family that
came from somewhere in a quest to find peace, safety, prosperity and a place
to raise a family in a land of legend called the United States of America.

            Evelina Fernandez is the playwright. She is currently an Ovation
Award nominee for her script of "Hope: Part Two of A Mexican Trilogy."

            Jose Luis Valenzuela directs "Faith." He is the Founding
Artistic Director of The Latino Theater Company.

            Ms. Fernandez herself appears in the cast, along with:
Esperanza America, cited earlier this year by the Los Angeles Times as one
of the city's finest actresses (1/4/12); Alexis de la Rocha; Olivia Delgado;
Sal Lopez; Xavi Moreno; Matias Ponce; Geoffrey Rivas; and Lucy Rodriguez.

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