A Sign from the Taco Gods
by Overtime Theater
Dec. 14 - Feb. 02, 2018
The Overtime Theater and TacoTown Theatre Company proudly present the world-premiere production of A Sign from the Taco Gods, an autobiographical, solo play written and performed by Jade Esteban Estrada. After two summer workshop performances at Jump-Start Performance Co. and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, respectively, Estrada will finish the year with the world-premiere presentation of A Sign from the Taco Gods, a show he feels best represents the triumphs and tragedies hes experienced during his life and career.
Presented in the style of a stand-up comedy masterclass, Estrada speaks openly about his childhood, his family, the discovery of his talent and his whirlwind career highlights that will theatrically take audience members from the bustling backdrops of New York and London to places as far away as Japan and Australia.
Last June, Estrada’s self-penned solo musicals, “ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1” and “Magick: An Evening with Aleister Crowley,” received standing ovations each night of their respective runs at The Overtime.
This is Estrada’s 22th solo show. Past productions include Mike Daisy’s “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” which was performed at Woodlawn Theater in 2013 (“Jade Esteban Estrada knows how to fill the stage all by himself,” writes Scott Andrews of the San Antonio Current. Deborah Martin of the San Antonio Express-News writes, “Jade Esteban Estrada knows how to draw an audience in and hold them in the palm of his hand.”), “Gay Christian, Gay Muslim, Gay Jew” written by Jerry Rabushka and “Tortilla Heaven” written by Celeste Angela Estrada.
As a playwright, director and choreographer, Estrada has recently mounted three burlesque plays at The Overtime Theater: “Sinderella and the Glass Zipper,” “Madame X: A Burlesque Fantasy” and “How Burlesque Saved Christmas.” Past burlesque plays include “Eat Me,” a burlesque adaptation of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” and “Tales of a Hard Nut,” an adaptation of “The Nutcracker.” Earlier this month, Estrada performed his solo musical comedy “A Lullaby for Ryan: The History of HIV/AIDS in America” at the historic Harbor Playhouse in Corpus Christi, Texas in observance of World AIDS Day.
Estrada is a recurring headlining comedian at Sapphire Las Vegas and performs monthly at House of Blues in Dallas and Houston. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Graham Norton Effect” and was the host of the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Bravo TV. In 2000, Out Magazine christened him “the first gay Latin star.”
December 14 - February 02, 2018
5409 Bandera Road, Unit 205
San Antonio, TX, 78238
A Sign from the Taco Gods, which opened December 14, 2018, will now play 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until February 2, 2019 at The Overtime Theater located at 5409 Bandera Road, Suite #205 in San Antonio, Texas. Wheelchair accessible. Box office opens at 7:00 p.m.. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.. $15 general admission. Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets at tacogods.bpt.me. Limited seating. Ages 16 and up. For more information or to reserve tickets contact The Overtime Theater at 210-557-7562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After six performances, each with standing ovations, The Overtime is extending Estrada’s one- month residency by one more month. The show was workshopped at Jump-Start Performance Co. and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, respectively.