Wild in Wichita
Los Angeles, United States
The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts presents
The West Coast Premiere of:
WILD IN WICHITA/ LOCURAS EN WICHITA
A unique and touching comedy written in English by Lina Gallegos, with Spanish translation by Denise Blasor.
Take one old raunchy ranchero from Waco, Texas and a stuffy Señora from San Juan, Puerto Rico - stick them in a rest home in Kansas where the only thing they share is the early bird special and a couple of kids whose lives are too chaotic to give them the care they need. Shake things up with a steamy salsa, infuse it with a bolero, laugh it off with a late night rendezvous, shake them with some Vitametavegamin vitamins and what do you get?
A couple of Senior Sweethearts!
Can rice, beans and romance keep them together or will their scandalized offspring break up their steamy asopao.
Wild in Wichita/Locuras en Wichita is a bilingual romantic comedy that explores nursing homes, loneliness, depression, mortality, cultural differences, Latin music and love at any age.The story examines what reaching a "certain age" really means and of how society reacts to what are considered "old people".
Sweet, funny, touching and heartfelt, "Wild in Wichita/Locuras en Wichita" is the Award-winning Play of the 2009 MetLife 'Nuestras Voces' National Latino Plays Initiative sponsored by MetLife Foundation and the 2012 Hola Award in NY forOutstanding Achievement in Playwriting.
Denise Blasor will be directing this insightful, moving comedy by Lina Gallegos, which will be performed in both English and Spanish.
The first two weekends are in Spanish and the last two weeks will be in English.
421 North Avenue 19
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts
The mission of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (BFA) is to serve communities by presenting classic Spanish language drama and contemporary plays on Hispanic themes to English- and Spanish-speaking audiences, thereby bringing awareness of the diversity of the Hispanic culture through theater. Within this mission, BFA provides educational resources and training opportunities in the performing arts.
BFA’s vision is to positively affect the image and self-esteem of Hispanic people; to influence the inclusion of Hispanic cultural arts in public school curricula; to share the beauty of Hispanic drama with the entire community; and to create a pool of talented well-trained, experienced Hispanic theater artists.