Laredo has all kinds of things going on this weekend, whew – kinda hard to keep up with!
Let’s start off on Friday, Saturday & Sunday with the Festival de Teatro Chicano. All the short plays that will be done are all written by local authors and directed and acted by locals, too. Even my fellow blogger, Bordertown Blues, pointed out Laredo’s Chicano influence here and there. It does seem to be a growing force, not like in the days when a MEChA tried to start at TAMIU – those were interesting times.
I had the pleasure of sitting in during one of their dress rehearsals and shot video but unfortunately my time has been a little tight these last couple of days and I can’t post clips right now. Trust me though, they were very funny – I cracked up at the Manila Folder short play by local attorney, Oscar Peña. Not only did he write it, he also acts in it. Before the following week’s showing, I will post up some clips. One play that will not be shown due to the season we are in but is very available for all to read is Meg Guerra’s play. If you check out pages 22 and 23 of LareDOS, you can read it for yourself. Hot, hot, hot!