Carrasco, Valdez and Gomez to Enjoy Sunsets and Margaritas at Theatreworks

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04 Feb 2010

Palo Alto Theatreworks will present the West Coast premiere of José Cruz González's Sunsets and Margaritas beginning March 10.



Amy Gonzalez, who staged Anna in the Tropics and The Last Night of Ballyhoo for Theatreworks, will direct the comedy that officially opens March 13 and runs through April 4.

The cast features Roxane Carrasco (Chicago on Broadway, West Side Story) as Luz, Daniel Valdez (Zoot Suit) as Papa Calendario Serrano, Tommy Gomez (Anna in the Tropics) as Gregorio, Erika Yanin Peréz-Hernández as Bianca, Lucinda Serrano as the Apparitions, Miles Villanueva as JoJo and Dena Martinez.

According to press notes, "Gregorio Serrano has his hands full with his overly assimilated family. So when his father, Calendario crashes his cherished red Cadillac through the wall of his restaurant, it’s pretty clear that it’s time to settle papa into a senior living center. But is it just Papa Calendario, or is Gregorio’s whole family spinning out of control? From his lesbian Republican daughter and her still unnamed infant (Ashleigh, Amber, or Courtney are strong contenders), to his wheelchair bound, fashion designing, Chicano activist son, to his own erratic visions of the Blessed Virgin and frequent episodes of hyperventilation that make paper bags a must-have accessory, maybe a little bit of 'loco' runs in the family."

Sunsets and Margaritas premiered at the Denver Center Theatre Company in the spring of 2009.

For tickets phone (650) 463-1960 or visit TheatreWorks. The Lucie Stern Theatre is located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, CA.