Oyé vato, you got one last week to check out the Chicano Broadway masterpiece “Zoot Suit.” The playwright, Luis Valdez gives us a lesson in pachuco history by way of edutainment. The leads “El Pachuco” (Raul Cardona) and Henry Reyna (Lakin Valdez, playwright’s son) are all the way gangsta pachuco down to the crease.
The Broadway musical is as “El Pachuco” describes “part-fact and part-fiction” based on a L.A. crime from the 40s. The racial profiling pachucos faced back then are the same that modern Chicanos face – this play is so relevant today it’s not even funny and GN$F! is giving it intelligent hoodlum certification!
Performances go on until Sunday Aug. 12. Purchase tickets.
OR, Here’s a chance to win a pair of tickets to this Friday’s 8PM performance at the Lyceum Stage in downtown San Diego. All you got to do is answer the “Zoot Suit” trivia below. First one to get all correct will be contacted.