Grupo de Teatro Sinergia is presenting MacBato, an innovative adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth which has been set in East Los Angeles gang-war turf by director Ruben Amavizca. The bi-lingual run (with alternating Spanish and English performances) is through Nov. 5.In MacBato violence and drugs destroy a young man when he gets involved in a gang. The play investigates why so many children today join gangs and what the consequences are of that decision. It asks what role drugs play in the self-destructive behavior of the gang culture--and what we can do to prevent our kids from falling prey to the lifestyle.
Grupo de Teatro also sponsors children and adult community workshops at the Frida Kahlo Theatre, 2332 W. Fourth St. For tickets and information call (213) 382-8133.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent