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Sept. 30 and Nov. 18, 6–10 p.m.
Civil Disobedience A celebration of urban movement, music, words, and arts from various local and international artists. Co–sponsored with Herberger Schools of Dance and Music. All ages welcome! ASU Fine Arts Plaza behind the ASU Art Museum, 10th Street and Mill Avenue. Free and open to the public.
Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez, directed by Andrés Alcalá. Valdez's riveting play, with music and dance, portrays the life of a young man falsely accused of murder after the infamous 1943 Los Angeles "Zoot Suit Riots." Lyceum Theatre, ASU Tempe Campus. Purchase tickets at mainstage.asu.edu.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m.
"From the Margins to the Mainstream: US Latina/o Theatre and Performance." Noted Chicano Theatre Scholar Jorge Huerta presents an overview of Chicana/o, Cuban American and (mainland) Puerto Rican plays and playwrights since the 1960s. Galvin Playhouse, ASU Tempe. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. ONE SHOW ONLY
No Roosters in the Desert, by Kara Hartzler, directed by Barclay Goldsmith. Presenting the Phoenix Premiere of Borderlands Theatre's award–winning play, based on the actual experiences of women crossing north into the Arizona desert. On their way they push the limits of their physical and emotional endurance, establishing connections with each other through the magical storytelling of an indigenous woman from Chiapas. See what audiences in Tucson, Chicago and Mexico City have been buzzing about!
Pre–show performances by spoken word poet Myrlin, DJ Alkeme, and filmmaker Efrain Robles begin at 7 p.m. Director Goldsmith and University of Arizona anthropologist Anna Ochoa O'Leary, who conducted the interviews with the women whose stories are told in this play, will participate in a community dialogue after the show. In local partnership with El Break – Isac Amaya Foundation.
Phoenix Center for the Arts Third Street Theatre
(1202 N. Third Street, at E. Moreland, downtown Phoenix)
Tickets available the night of the performance only. Come early, as this will surely sell-out! $10 general admission; $7 with student I.D.