Sept-Oct 2013: Actor Luis Alfaro’s “St Jude”: From Picking Grapes to La Vida…Culver City, CA

Posted: Apr 21 2014

Downtown Culver City
Sept 14 – Oct 6, 2013

Written and performed by Luis Alfaro

Directed by Robert Egan

Highway 99 becomes an emotionally charged memory lane for Alfaro when his father has a stroke, compelling him to revisit the Central Valley of his childhood. As the family gathers around the ailing patriarch, the artist, activist and MacArthur Fellow (Electricidad, Oedipus el Rey) conjures up memories of his youth (complete with an old-school slide show): from picking grapes to gospel-infused tent revivals, family holidays to running away from home at 16.

St. Jude is— in Alfaro’s words — “going from ‘what I am’ to ‘who I was.” And it’s a remarkable journey rich with laughter, pathos and surprising revelations.

Are you ready for the journey?


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St. Jude is presented in rotating repertory with a power trio of solo performers as part of the celebrated RADAR L.A., An International Festival of Contemporary Theater.



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