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Brava Theater: Marga Gomez’s “Latin Standards”
January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018
An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 28, 2018
New York Times 2017 “Critic’s Pick!”
Written & Performed by Marga Gomez
January 11 – 28, 2018
90 minutes with no intermission
In her 12th and final solo play Latin Standards Marga Gomez performs the loving, funny and true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. Mixing nostalgia, urgency, and comic edge, Gomez portrays herself as a driven adult child of a Cuban entertainer. Defying reason she attempts to produce a hipster comedy night at a struggling Latino drag queen club, Esta Noche, during the onset of San Francisco’s gentrification crisis. Between vivid portrayals of characters from 1960’s Manhattan to present day San Francisco, Gomez ponders the ballads (or Latin Standards) penned by her late father Willy Chevalier: a comedian/producer/entrepreneur and composer of dance tunes that reveled in jealousy and obsession.