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La Jolla Playhouse Presents 'El Henry'
Above: Kinan Valdez (left) and Lakin Valdez in La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls production of "EL HENRY," a world-premiere adaptation of Shakespeare’s "HENRY IV, PART 1" by Herbert Siguenza, directed by Sam Woodhouse, produced in association with San Diego REPertory Theatre, running June 14 – 29 at SILO in Makers Quarter; photo by Jim Carmody.
La Jolla Playhouse announces the latest production in its acclaimed site-based Without Walls (WoW) theatre series: "El Henry," written by and starring Culture Clash’s Herbert Siguenza, directed by San Diego REPertory Theatre Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse.
Presented in association with San Diego REP, the show will run June 14 – 29 at SILO in downtown San Diego’s Makers Quarter. Performances run Tuesday – Sunday at 7:30pm.
“While the central idea of Without Walls is about exploring new theatrical forms by moving beyond the traditional four walls of a theatre, we’ve found over the past several years that WoW is just as much about collaboration,” said Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. “Partnering with new theatres, artists and communities has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the program, and we’re eager to join with San Diego REP and Makers Quarter to mount Herbert’s visceral new site-based piece.”
About El Henry
It’s the year 2045 in a huge, run-down metropolis called Aztlan City (formerly San Diego), where political apathy and corruption run the city while violent barrio families run the streets. It’s a harsh new world where Hispanics, Mexicans and Chicanos rule as the majority in this new society abandoned by Anglo America. When El Hank, the ambitious leader of all the barrios, finds his street kingdom threatened by El Tomas and his hot-headed son El Bravo, he seeks the help of his brave and charismatic son El Henry. But El Hank finds his son wrapped up with a bunch of low-life thieves and drunkards headed by the lazy Fausto. Written in a unique poetic cadence called Calo, which mixes urban Spanish and English slang, this world- premiere adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One explores the universal themes of this classic through the lens of Mexican-American machismo.
Contains mature content including strong language, violent situations and sexual themes.
- All performances take place at 7:30 pm at SILO in Makers Quarter,753 15th Street, East Village, San Diego.
- Seating is a mix of stadium seating and chairs. All seats are general admission.
- Performances take place outdoors after sunset – warm clothing, blankets and stadium cushions recommended.
- Concessions available for purchase
- Street parking and paid lots are available