World Premiere of HUMANITAS Winner Josefina Lopez's Play
CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina López, Artistic Director, will present the World Premiere of the play, Piñata Dreams, a fantastical, magical journey for the whole family. Written by Josefina López and directed by Corky Dominguez, Piñata Dreams celebrates Piñatas, Alebrijes (brightly colored Mexican art sculptures of fantastical creatures) and the courage to be oneself.
The production will be presented on CASA 0101 Theater''s Main Stage, 2012 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., December 5 - 28, 2014. The play will open on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. A Discounted Preview performance will be given on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. There will be a Special Saturday Matinee on December 27, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Josefina López said, "I''ve always wanted to write a holiday show for children and their families celebrating my Latino heritage and I finally wrote it. This story is inspired by the story of the Alebrijes and the story of the Piñatas. I wanted kids to know this story and for parents to understand that some children are special and are meant to be artists."
Corky Dominguez said, "The story is not too complex and yet it has so many layers when one begins to dig and excavate. One layer for me is the artist''s nature, it resonates very clearly as I recall from my early childhood memories of what it was like to be artistic. As a kid, I remember the act of creating was a piece of cake. I was 'crafty'' and loved making art with my whole being. I know now this was a gift. My struggles and challenges, like the character J.J. in the play, were in academic learning. Embracing and understanding left and right brain activity is what we learn as we grow, hell, I''m still learning. There is NO shame in being an artist, but society sometimes has a different view, and this could play heavy in a young person''s mind."