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‘Piñata Dreams’ Coming to CASA 0101

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Photos by Ed KRIEGER  From left, Isaiah Cazares (Itzali), Suzanne Santos (Halipi), Noah Logan Martinez (J.J. Tovar) and David Guerra (Grandfather) in “Piñata Dreams.”

Photos by Ed KRIEGER
From left, Isaiah Cazares (Itzali), Suzanne Santos (Halipi), Noah Logan Martinez (J.J. Tovar) and David Guerra (Grandfather) in “Piñata Dreams.”

CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights presents the world premiere of “Piñata Dreams,” written by Josefina López and directed by Corky Dominguez. This fantastical, magical journey is appropriate for the whole family and celebrates piñatas, alebrijes (brightly colored Mexican art sculptures of fantastical creatures) and the courage to be oneself.

“I’ve always wanted to write a holiday show for children and their families celebrating my Latino heritage and I finally wrote it,” said López. “This story is inspired by the story of the alebrijes and the story of the piñatas. I wanted kids to know this story and for parents to understand that some children are special and are meant to be artists.”

The play stars Noah Logan Martinez as J.J., a fourth generation piñata maker, with a talented ensemble cast.

The production will be presented on the main stage of CASA 0101 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m., through Dec. 28. On Sunday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. there will be an American Sign Language interpreted performance for deaf children; a special two-for-one offer will be available to those who purchase tickets online who mention Code ASL, or to patrons who say or sign Big Mike when purchasing tickets at the box office. There will also be a special Saturday matinee on Dec. 27 at 3 p.m.

From left, Evy De La Cruz (Xochi) and David Guerra (Pedro Tovar).

From left, Evy De La Cruz (Xochi) and David Guerra (Pedro Tovar).

Tickets during the four-week run are $20 per person for general admission; $17 per person for students and seniors and $15 per person for Boyle Heights residents. Discounts for groups of 10 or more will be available at $15 per person. This show is recommended for all ages. Advance reservations are highly recommended. The show running time is 50 minutes.

Free parking is available on several streets surrounding the theatre. Free parking is also available on Fridays and Saturdays only at the Boyle Heights City Hall Parking Lot.

CASA 0101 Theater is located at 2012 E. First St. (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights.

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