Dec 252016

“Zoot Suit” Previews Begin In January At Mark Taper Forum


“Zoot Suit”

Written and Directed by Luis Valdez

Presented in association with El Teatro Campesino

Nearly 40 years after its world premiere, the original creator Luis Valdez will once again fill the Taper stage with a company of 25 actors, singers and dancers weaving fact and fiction together as they portray the events surrounding the infamous 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder in Los Angeles. Filled with heart, sly wit and the infectious songs of Lalo Guerrero, “Zoot Suit” remains an urgent portrayal of the clash between generations in a Chicano family, the rifts between cultures in America and how racism and injustice can haunt a city and a society.

Previews begin on January 31, 2017.
Opens Sunday, February 12 at 7 p.m. (Not 8 p.m.) Through March 12.
Previews (January 31 – February 11): Tuesday through Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 6:30 p.m. No performance on Monday.
Exceptions: Added performances at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 5 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11.
Regular Performances (February 14 – March 12): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays.
Exceptions: No public performances February 21 and 22 (student matinees only).