"Hope" Is On The Way; World Premiere Engagement Begins October 28 at Los Angeles Theatre Center

Oct 27, 2011, 01:08 ET from Latino Theater Company

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: "Hope." Part II of A Mexican Trilogy. World Premiere engagement of a new play.

WHO: Written by Evelina Fernandez. Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela. Choreographed by Urbanie Lucero. Musical director: Ben Taylor. Presented by Latino Theater Company at Los Angeles Theatre Center.

WHERE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theatre 1, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013.

WHEN: Previews Oct. 27. Opens Friday, October 28, 2011, runs through Sunday, November 13. Thurs.- Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2.

ADMISSION: $40 general; $20 students and seniors. Except Opening Night Friday, October 28, when all seats will be $40.  BARGAIN ALERTS: All seats on Thursdays are $10.  A dinner-and-show package option is available in conjunction with The Gorbals Restaurant (501 S. Spring St.) for only $40 on Fridays and Saturdays only.

RESERVATIONS: Call toll-free, (866) 811-4111.

ONLINE TICKETING: www.thelatc.org

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It's 1962. The President is John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Between August and October, Americans lived in dread of a nuclear confrontation with the U.S.S.R., as the Soviets placed missiles in Cuba, within striking distance of the Gulf Coast states.

Things are changing elsewhere. The sexual repression of the 50s is giving way to liberation in the 60s. Women's roles are evolving. Machismo might still be the order of the day in some places, but not for long. The days when it is acceptable for a man to strike his wife and beat his children are coming to a close, and fast. And Rock n' Roll has replaced swing and pop as the musical paradigm of a nation, leaving an indelible imprint on the way Americans think and act.

Elena Garcia has endured the philandering and the violence of husband Carlos for a long time. Many times she has forgiven him. But she cannot continue to do this and face her children. Her brother-in-law wants to comfort her and treat her like a queen. Her older daughter Gina is angry, rebellious and sexual. Younger daughter Betty is obsessed with President Kennedy, and speaks to him on the phone, regularly.

The cast includes Dru Davis, Olivia Delgado, Sam Golzari, Esperanza America Ibarra, Sal Lopez, Keith McDonald, Dyana Ortelli and Geoffrey Rivas.

SOURCE Latino Theater Company