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The Barber of East L.A.

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Release Date: 2009-04-29

Directed by MacArthur Genius Luis Alfaro, this is a tale about queer and punk Latinos living in East Los Angeles, set amid the political unrest of the ’80s Reagan era (a conservative period described in great detail in Mike Davis’s legendary book City of Quartz). Written and performed by Mari Garcia, Raquel Gutierrez, and Claudia Rodriguez, the story is based on the real-life experiences of a butch barber and her relationship with her community. Told through sketches, music, and multi-role performances. $16, 4pm, Jump-Start
Theater, 108 Blue Sta., (210) 227-5867

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