Juan Y Rosa, La Virgen & Flan, an English- language comedy about Latin romance, opened recently at the Celebrity Centre Theatre and will run through Sept. 30. The play is written by Yvonne Perez and Carlos Oscar and is directed by Manny R. Guerra.
Rosa and Juan embark upon a courtship. They enjoy each other's company. She tries to please him by cooking for him, but she's no threat to Julia Childs. Rosa would like to please Juan in other ways, but good Catholic Latina that she is, she has made a pledge to the Virgin Mary that she will remain celibate until she weds.
Juan and Rosa eventually marry. They love each other, but the path of love is not always smooth. As it does for every couple, having kids changes everything.
Juan Y Rosa tells its story of love and marriage in approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. The distinctive voice comes from its Latin perspectives presented in English. The actors are Puerto Rican and the director is Cuban-American. Celebrity Centre Theatre is located at 5930 Franklin Ave. For tickets and information call (818) 509- 8856.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent