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'Johnny Tenorio' By Playwright Carlos Morton - Oceanside


  • WHEN Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $5 - $10

Chronos Theatre Group and CARPA San Diego are teaming up to present a new touring production of "Johnny Tenorio" by Carlos Morton.

In the irreverent, interactive tradition of the carpas (tent theaters) of Mexico, we are taking our show on the road, bringing this modern Chicano version of the classic Don Juan story to diverse audiences for Día de los Muertos through November.

Originally directed by noted Chicano actor and director Goyo Flores, who passed away this year, this special remount is directed by Samuel Valdez, and features the same versatile and creative cast and design crew as last year. Because of the changing locations, each show will be completely different, including indoor theaters and outdoor festivals.

The tour will begin on October 30th at Queen Bee's in North Park at 8:00, in conjuction with an art show in honor of the Day of the Dead. Admission s $5, 0$15 with the art show. Next, we'll be appearing at Old Town San Diego's Día de los Muertos festival on November 1st at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free, although donations are accepted.

Also, we will be performing at the Oceanside Art Walk on November 6th at 8:00 p.m. (donation $5-10).

We are adding more performances throughout the month of November at various locations, so please check or our Facebook event page for schedule updates and showtimes, as well as specific locations for each show.

Written by playwright Carlos Morton, Johnny Tenorio is a modern Chicano version of the classic story of Don Juan. Morton's play was inspired by Spanish playwrights Tirso de Molina and José Zorrilla, whose versions of the legend of the repentant rake have become traditions in Spain and Latin America starting on the Day of the Dead, November 1st, and running through November.

This production is dedicated to the memory of our original director, Goyo Flores, a seminal figure in Chicano Theatre in Southern California who also served as Chronos Theatre Group’s Board President. It was his dream to take this and other shows on the road, in the manner of El Teatro Campesino and the early Chicano theater, in order to entertain as well as enlighten bilingual audiences and reach out to people who rarely attend theater.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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