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Latino Theater Company offerssneak peekof
Mexican Trilogywith series of free, public events

LOS ANGELES (REVISED July 27, 2016) — The Latino Theater Company will offer an advance look at its upcoming epic presentation of A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story with a series of free public events set to take place at venues in Whittier, Boyle Heights, Santa Monica and Hollywood. The award-winning trilogy, comprised of three plays by Evelina Fernández individually titled ‘Faith,’ ‘Hope’ and ‘Charity,’ will be presented in its entirety for the first time at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in Downtown L.A. this fall.

First up will be a ‘sneak peek’ play reading and Q & A with the cast, sponsored by Angie Medina and the Latino Coalition, on Thursday, Aug. 11 at Sage Restaurant and Lounge in Whittier. Center Theatre Group is proud to sponsor three readings, each followed by a Q &A with the cast, on Aug.16, 17 and 18 at three libraries in Boyle Heights. A fifth play reading, Q & A and reception will take place on Aug. 19 at the Santa Monica Main Library, and a book signing and reception with the playwright is set for Aug. 27 at the Samuel French Bookstore in Hollywood.

Compelling, funny and peppered with music, A Mexican Trilogy follows the Morales family through decades of the Mexican-American experience, from a remote mining town in Arizona during World War II, to the Phoenix family home during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and, finally to Los Angeles following the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005. The trilogy was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s Ted Schmitt Award and is published by Samuel French. In his review for Backstage, David C. Nichols called it “as poetic, imaginative, and culturally accessible a work as anything since the commercial emergence of Tony Kushner.”

The fully staged production of A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story will open on Sept. 15 and continue through Oct. 9 (previews begin Sept. 8) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The first production in the Latino Theater Company’s Fall Season celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary and its 10th yearoperating the LATC, audiences can choose to enjoy this epic adventure over the course of two evenings — or as one thrilling, all-day immersive experience (box dinners available for purchase).

The schedule for the free, ‘sneak peek’ reading series is as follows:

Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.:
Play reading (excerpts) and Q&A
Sage Restaurant and Lounge
6511 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 945-1204
(sponsored by Angie Medina and the Latino Coalition)

Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.:
Play reading (excerpts) and Q&A
Benjamin Franklin Library
2200 E. First St.
Los Angeles, CA  90033
(323) 263-6901
(sponsored by Center Theatre Group)

Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.:
Play reading (excerpts) and Q&A
Malabar Library
2801 Wabash Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90033
(323) 263-1497
(sponsored by Center Theatre Group)

Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.:
Play reading (excerpts) and Q&A
Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence St.
Los Angeles, CA  90033
(323) 268-4710
(sponsored by Center Theatre Group)

Friday, Aug. 19 at from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.:
Play reading (excerpts), Q&A and reception
Martin Luther King Auditorium
Santa Monica Main Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8600
(sponsored by Santa Monica Library)

Saturday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.:
Book signing and reception
Samuel French Bookstore
7623 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood,  90046
(866) 598-8449
(sponsored by Samuel French)

For more information about the free events, please contact the individual venues. To purchase tickets to A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story at LATC, call (866) 811-4111 or go to