by Teatro Vivo

Sep. 08 - Sep. 25, 2016

Gricelda Silva, Jesus Valles, Mary Alice Carnes (photo: Errich Petersen)

Teatro Vivo is thrilled to present EL, a new play by Raul Garza, directed by Christina J. Moore.  Through humor, sadness, and strong allusions to Latino culture, EL takes us through the hardships of a family, as well as their individual struggles and desires.

Emi just wants to be a writer - a writer who tells truths, shatters myths, and rips the lid off her immigrant family's generations-old secrets. Stifled by an overprotective Mom, Clara, and an underproductive brother, Gus, Emi dreams of escaping the confines of the familys crowded brownstone in Logan Square. 

A daring relationship with an exotically-stable intellectual, who steps gracefully off the nearby El Train and into her life, ignites Emi's artistic passion. She revels in the success of a revealing but unflattering short story based on her family, even at the cost of her most treasured relationships. Meanwhile, Gus confronts his own demons with the aid of a metaphysical cow head, and Clara reluctantly searches for fulfillment in her adopted homeland.

"El" depicts the human cost of telling our realities, all the while asking, What makes a story matter? and Whose story is it?


(photo: Errich Petersen)

a new play by Raul Garza 
Directed by Christina J. Moore
Gricelda Silva, Jesus Valles, Mary Alice Carnes, Rupert Reyes, 
Roxy Becker, and Nate Dunaway.



by Raul Garza
Teatro Vivo

September 08 - September 25, 2016
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX, 78701

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin.

Tickets $20 and $25 (VIP) plus service fees via

Free parking available to theatre goers.

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