San Diego's very own The Old Globe announces the official cast and creative unit for the premiere of El Borracho.
The work of art is brought to you by Tony Meneses and directed by Edward Torres in this five-week work engagement that will go underway in mid-February through March 20,
El Borracho will be shown on screens at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, which is also part of the Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
Artistic Director Barry Edelstein says that this story celebrates Mexican-American heritage through a story about redemption music and love.
This work of art will present a story of a Mexican-American writer that hopes to one day rekindle a connection with his estranged alcoholic dad, who moves back with his ex-wife and son during his final remaining days.
“El Borracho tells a story of a family that sweeps from recrimination to redemption, suffused with music, vibrancy, and a great, great deal of love,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Playwright Tony Meneses celebrates his Mexican American heritage as he brings it center stage and fuses it with forms we’re familiar within American drama, forging something special that we’ve not seen before. The play’s characters are fresh and brilliant, and director Eddie Torres has assembled a company of actors and designers who breathe life into them and their story with immense talent and skill. They will launch our 2022 Season in our intimate Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in a beautiful way.”
The cast of this play also displays Matthew Martinez playing as David, who was cast on Broadway's Generation Rise, Zilah Mendoza as Alma, who was part of Broadway's Living Out, and also Jesse Perez who will play as Raul, and has been seen as cast for The Old Globe's Romeo and Juliet.
This play is being sponsored by the Joseph Cohen and Marha Farish New Play Development Fund, as well as the Latin television network, Univision.
The play's performances are scheduled to take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Friday nights at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are now on sale online through the theatre's website at TheOldGlobe.org.
Everyone who attends the play are required to be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, with a proof of vaccination ready to show at the door, or present proof of negative results on a PCR test that was taken no longer than 72 hours prior to entering the Old Globe. Additionally, masks are required to be worn at all times inside the theatre.