501 South Spring Street, 3rd Floor
Downtown Los Angeles, California 90013

La Colectiva Chorizo y Maguey present with Company of Angels The World Premiere of

by Virginia Grise
directed by Laurie Carlos

“blu is technically expert. … Grise’s choral effects are thrilling and unexpected. But, just as important, the play uses a heady mix of Latino and musical influences to cast oblique light on people you don’t usually come across on the English speaking stage.”
-David Hare, playwright, Yale Drama Award Judge

Set in Barrio, USA, Virginia Grise's blu traces the explosive after-effects of prison and hunger, desire and war. Told in a heightened poetic language of street talk, the play follows a queer Chicana/o family as they try to envision an earth and sky without police and their helicopters. Soledad and her woman Hailstorm raise Blu, Gemini and Lunatico while their father Eme serves a three-strike sentence. Blu seeks a better way, Hailstorm fights for beauty amidst all the hurt and ugly, Eme yearns for his lost love and fam, Lunatico is true to tradition and Gemini dreams dreams for everyone while Soledad tries to hold it all together without having her bruised heart touched or broken, one more time. blu is a tattooed offering to Los Angeles audiences, the gods and the ancestors that might be listening.

Diana DeLaCruz*, Romi Dias*, Luis Galindo*, Phillip Garcia, Alexandra Jimenez, Xavi Moreno
*Member of Actors' Equity Association

Produced by Ricardo A. Bracho & Xavi Moreno
Scenic Design: Rafa Esparza
Sound Design: Ivan Robles
Lighting Design: Jose Lopez
Stage & Production Manager: Lupe Lucero
Assistant Stage Manager: Irlanda Pulido
"blu" artwork by: Ana Salinas
Graphic Design & Typography: Xavi Moreno

October 13th - November 13th
Thurs-Sat @ 8pm
Sun @ 7pm
Thursday, October 13 at 8pm / Preview
Friday, October 14 at 8pm / Opening Night

Opening Night: $25
Preview: $10, General: $20, Seniors: $15, Students: $12

Purchase your tickets at www.companyofangels.org
Group Discounts available
Contact: Xavi Moreno: [email protected]

Company of Angels at The Alexandria
501 S. Spring St., 3rd Floor
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013
[email protected]

This production is made possible by an ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, funding from the NALAC Fund for the Arts, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines and is supported (in part) by The Cultural Collaborative, City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs and the generous contributions of Company of Angels supporters and contributors.

Company of Angels would like to thank The Amerland Group, LLC, and Buxbaum Group for their patronage to CoA at The Alexandria.

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Added by Richard Azurdia on September 5, 2011

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