Directed by Diane Rodriguez, the one-person show will play the New York venue Jan. 10, 2009, at 8 PM and Jan. 11, 2009, at 7 PM.
"From Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to César Chávez: this remarkable life journey takes you from East LA in the 1950s to New York's Great White Way in the '60s & '70s, and back to Hollywood," according to press notes. "A father/son relationship and a treasured boyhood friendship drive this 75-minute, autobiographical solo play with music through decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective. Touching, hilarious and absolutely one-of-a-kind, Dan Guerrero brings his two disparate worlds together in one riveting show."
A former actor and later a talent agent, Dan Guerrero later became "a 'born-again Hispanic' fiercely working for more positive Latino images on the screen as a casting director, writer and, for the past 15 years, as a producer and director."
Gaytino! premiered at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles in 2006 and has since played a dozen cities around the country.
The Zipper Factory is located in Manhattan at 336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thezipperfactory.com or at the box office one hour prior to each performance. For more information go to www.gaytino.com.