LAPC Theatre continues its 2021-2022 Season March 25 with Tanya Saracho's contemporary drama, "El Nogalar." Performances begin Friday, March 25 and continue through Sunday, April 3, 2022 in LAPC's Dow Arena Theatre.
"El Nogalar" is set in present-day Northern Mexico as the Galvan family returns to reclaim their pecan orchard after matriarch Maité has squandered the family's money. Tragically, the land they once knew has slowly been taken over by a drug war. This modern adaptation of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" explores how a rapidly changing environment of crime and corruption, dangerous and dark, impacts social class and strains the relationships between a mother and her daughters as they face a new reality.
LAPC Theatre's production of "El Nogalar" is directed by Christian Barillas. The cast includes Alex Balderas, Yvonne Caro Caro, Jacob Gonzales, Jhon Cartolin Leon, Loida Novas, Danni Rabbani, Stella Ramirez, Amy Solano and Angelo Spinosa.
The production features scenic design by Frederica Nascimento, costume design by Sarah Birke, lighting design by Casey Cowan Gale and sound design by Edward Salas. Sasha Santa Cruz is the stage manager.
"El Nogalar" will open in the Dow Arena Theatre on the Pierce College campus on Friday, March 25 and continue through Sunday, April 3. Performances times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are priced at $15 for students, $18 for seniors and $23 for general admission. Free parking is conveniently located in parking lot #6 on the Pierce College campus (6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA, 91371), adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 818-719-6488. Tickets may also be purchased online (24/7) at https://elnogalarlapctheatre.brownpapertickets.com.
LAPC Theatre's venues are fully accessible to those with mobile disabilities and hearing impairments.
All patrons must show proof of full vaccination to enter LAPC Theatre's Performing Arts Building. Additionally, all patrons will be required to wear a mask fully covering their nose and mouth at all times while in the theatre and lobby areas.