Jeff Smith 2 p.m., May 26
Dahlia is 25 and doesn't fit in anywhere. Her parents were the first Latinos in Logan Heights, and she's long past their dream of a white-gowned marriage. Josefina Lopez's comedy-drama centers on Dahlia's attempts to break free and become a writer, and details differing expectations and conflicting dreams. Though the acting overall is uneven, Jennifer Paredes impresses as Dahlia. She has a natural rapport with the audience (even plays the uke). Carlos Angel-Barajas and Goyo Flores make valuable contributions. As does Bruce Wilde's set, which begins in the entryway: the stage becomes Chicano Park, cement pillars and "community art." The show starts with an instant immersion into the terrain.
Worth a try.
- Cost: $17 - $23 | Buy tickets
When: Ongoing until Saturday, October 12, 2013
- Sundays, 2pm
- Thursdays, 8pm
- Fridays, 8pm
- Saturdays, 8pm