Luis Valdez Classic ‘I Don’t Have To Show You No Stinking Badges’ Is Back

By EGP Staff Report

(Photo courtesy of Casas 0101 Theatre)

Set in 1985 Monterey Park, a city on the edge of Los Angeles, “I Don’t Have To Show You No Stinking Badges” explores cultural stereotypes and prejudices on the stage of the Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights.

Written by the Luis Valdez, the creator of “Zoot Suit,” “La Bamba” and “Cisco Kid,” “I Don’t Have To Show You No Stinking Badges” is being presented in LA for the first time in 25 years, under the artistic direction of CASA 0101’s Josefina Lopez.

Sonny Villa, a bright teenage Chicano Harvard Pre-Law student, unexpectedly returns home to his showbiz parents in Monterey Park with an older Asian-American woman he met on the road to make an important announcement. Show runs through March 10, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm & and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets are $20 for General Admission; $17 for Seniors; and $15 Students/Boyle Heights residents. Reservations recommended.  Theatre patrons can get a $2 discount by presenting their Metro Tap Cards at the Box Office when buying tickets.  For tickets, please call the Casa 0101 Theater Box Office at 323-263-7684, E-mail, or buy online at

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February 28, 2013  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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