We’ll never understand why certain members of Congress want to put up a wall along the borders. Because we want it to be as easy as possible for throngs of hot, hunky, handsome Latino men to enter through our wide-open back door and make themselves at home.
Whether they’re from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico or the outskirts of Waxahachie, we love Latinos of all varieties. Which means we’ll be in heaven this weekend as Joe Watts presents Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown by Guillermo Reyes at Teatro Dallas.
A series of comedic monologues bookended by Federico, “The Gay Little Immigrant that Could,” each segment reveals a different side of the lives of several Latinos making new starts in America.
Among the stories told are those of Vinnie, a man being kicked out of his sugardaddy’s home for turning 30; Edward, a Latino actor who passes as Anglo but soon has to reveal his true identity; Paco, a Cuban restaurateur imprisoned in his homeland and now being exiled by his right-wing family for being gay; and La Gitana, a drag Flamenco dancer with AIDS.
The New York Times loved the play, so we’re excited to see what Edgar Estrada, Armando Monsivais, Jose Quinones and Chris Ramirez do with the rich material.
Then again, because of our unapologetic Latin fever all they have to do is walk on stage to get a standing ovation from us.
Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown by Guillermo Reyes
August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays through August 31, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinee, August 24, 3:00 p.m.
1331 Record Crossing Road, Dallas
Reservations and Information: Joe Watts, Artistic Director, (214) 443-8181, and firstname.lastname@example.org