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San Diego Rep’s Latinx New Play Festival Returns

Actor Ric Salinas in

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Above: Actor Ric Salinas in "57 Chevy," the San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival's showcase production, in an undated photo.

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The third annual Latinx New Play Festival opens Friday and runs through Sunday at the San Diego Repertory Theatre's Lyceum Space.

Aired: August 27, 2019 | Transcript

The San Diego Repertory Theatre's Latinx New Play Festival returns for the third year on Friday.

From comedy to drama, the festival will feature a new series of works by both emerging and veteran Latinx playwrights from across the United States.

There will be four staged readings along with a showcase production of "57 Chevy," starring actor Ric Salinas, a member of the writer/performer collective "Culture Clash." The play follows a Mexican family as they moved from their homeland to a diverse East Los Angeles neighborhood and later into the suburbs.

Festival producer Maria Patrice Amon said this year's festival shares stories about gender, humor, class, Afro-Latinx perspectives and LGBT communities.

Amon and playwright Eliana Pipes, who’s work "Dream House" will be presented at the festival, joined Midday Edition Tuesday with a preview.

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