This is your personal invitation to the Renowned Teatro Urbano at dA Center in Pomona this Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. A small donation is asked for – but only if you have it. The important aspect is to invite your friends and come out to support this Teatro that has been giving their artistic talent back to the community for decades. Now, all they are asking – is take a few hours of your time to appreciate their creation.
Teatro Urbano presents
Detective Sanchez: The Ortiz Case
November 13 and 14th at 8 PM
Tickets $15 if you can. $12 for seniors, students, & Pomona Residents
“Los Angeles in the 1950’s was a smog filled city, but there was an air of innocence…”
Those are the words that open the Chicano Detective story. “Detective Sanchez, The Ortiz Case” written by Rene Rodriguez and Produced by Rosemary Soto Rodriguez and Ricardo Lopez.
The play opens to the sound of the Blues with a narration that sets the mood and rhythm by Raul Lopez, a onetime middle weight contender, who owns and operates, La Mecca, a bar in Boyle Heights.
Lopez quickly begins to tell the story of his friend and drinking buddy, Rudy Sanchez, or better known in the barrios of Los Angeles, Detective Sanchez. In the hot summer of 1950, Lopez defends a woman with a problem. Her son, Chuy Ortiz has been accused of murder. Sanchez has to prove the innocence of this young man, but one problem Sanchez is a drunk…le gustaba la borachara, as Lopez points out.
Support Theatre in Pomona !
Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101