‘Alicia in Arroyoland’ Makes World Premier Saturday

August 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A new take on an old classic is sure to delight and entertain this Saturday when it makes it world premiere at the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Montecito Heights in Northeast Los Angeles.

The Arroyo Arts Collective and the Highland Park based Teatro Arroyo are the presenters of “Alicia In Arroyoland,” a frolicking community-based version of Alice in Wonderland, that is a fun music and dance-driven salute to the diverse people who live in Highland Park and the surrounding communities in Northeast Los Angeles.

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Written by Teatro Arroyo co-founder Ralph Waxman and helmed by award winning director Guillermo Avilés-Rodríguez, Alicia in Arroyoland features a talented cast and crew and live music by the Chicano rock fusion band Ollin.

The innovative re-imaging of Wonderland includes historic local figures that once inhabited the local community, including freedom fighter and Tongva medicine woman Toypurina, Renaissance man Charles Lummis and Chicken Boy, a present day icon, according to the show’s producers.

The audience travels through Arroyoland and cheers on Alicia Lopez as she encounters Arroyoland’s Queen, White Rabbit, Humpty Trumpty, Mad Hatter and others which leads her discovery of purpose: a desire to fight injustice.

The play will be presented for free to the public over the next two weekends, with the first performance taking place Saturday, Aug. 12 at 3pm. Additional free performances will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 13, 19 & 20 with shows at 3:30pm & 5:30pm.

The Audubon Center At Debs Park is located at 4700 North Griffin Ave, Los Angeles CA. 90031. For free ticket information go to: www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.teatroarroyo.com.

Save the Date! Lummis Day 2015: June 5, 6, & 7

May 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Alternative Latino Rock band Cunao, pictured, will perform on Sunday, June 7 at Sycamore Grove Park. (Lummis Day Community Foundation)

Alternative Latino Rock band Cunao, pictured, will perform on Sunday, June 7 at Sycamore Grove Park. (Lummis Day Community Foundation)


Lummis Day, the prized Northeast Los Angeles Festival that draws thousands of people for a celebration of the famed author it’s named for as well as other local treasures turns 10 this year.

It’s also growing to include more sites – including Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, and tributes to other great contributors to local culture.

Three Days in 5 Different Location: here’s a sample of what’s going on:

     —Friday, June 5, Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, 4:00pm-8:00pm (in cooperation with the Boyle Heights Farmers Market). Music, dance, poetry and theater.

     —Saturday, June 6, Southwest Museum in Mount Washington, 10:00am-4:00pm  (in partnership with the Arroyo Arts Collective). Art exhibits, a tribute to the late artist, mentor and printmaker Richard Duardo, poetry and music.

     —Saturday, June 6, York Park in Highland Park, 2:00pm-6:00pm.  Opera, dance, jazz and rock music.

     —Sunday, June 7: Lummis Home in Montecito Heights, 10:30 am-5:00pm: Poetry, music, crafts exhibits.

—Sunday, June 7: Southwest Museum in Mt Washington, 12:noon-5:00pm: Art exhibits, music.

     Sunday, June 7: Sycamore Grove Park in Sycamore Grove/Highland Park., 12 noon-7:00 pm. Music, dance, puppets, storytelling and other family activities.

A complete schedule of events for all sites, parking information, and the location of shuttle bus stops and bicycle racks will be available at  www.LummisDay.org/.

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