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eSe Teatro presents Electricidad at South Park
Seattle Latinos Take Stage will be presenting a staged reading of award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro’s Electrícidad as part of an effort to engage the community of South Park and surrounding areas in a dialogue about gang violence.
The free event starts at 5:30pm on Thursday, May 26 at the South Park Community Center. The event includes a community dinner, childcare for children aged 13 & under, and a post-performance discussion for youth and their families to reflect on gang violence in the community as well as prevention. This event is held in conjunction with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative and is made possible by support from South Park Community Center, Seattle Parks & Recreation, SeaMar Community Health Centers, Consejo Counseling, and the Seattle Foundation. The South Park Community Center is located at 8319 8th Avenue South.
Electrícidad, directed by Rose Cano, is described as “a brutally modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra which super-imposes the classic Greek tragedy into the gang culture of ‘el barrio.’”
The mission of eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage (Seattle’s only Latino theatre collective) is to empower Latino artists to create, produce, and present bilingual, Spanglish, and Spanish-language theatre. For more information, visit http://eseteatro.org.
Posted by: Robert Cruickshank