Unusual Theater series created by Silvia Gonzalez S. Featuring the adventures of Macho and Big Mouth. Number 1 in the series.
Macho and Big Mouth are planning a birthday surprise with cake, party hats, and presents. They wait for their birthday guest but he is late. The strange happens….. The first of a series planned for this year. TBA 2021
Red Carpet Gala event on December 11, 2021. The film version of this play!
Play and film by Silvia Gonzalez S.
This is a story about a puppeteer named Pedro Rodriguez. Pedro loves puppetry and doing puppet shows, but his Latino parents think it is a poor career choice. With mounting pressure from his parents, Pedro wrestles with whether he should continue. Suddenly puppets he has never seen before keep appearing. Then Evilito puppet, an amalgamation of Kermit, Chucky, and Mexican symbolism appears to guide Pedro, but is Evilito guiding him to his doom?
Join us for this gala event and viewing of his film on December 11, 2021
The biology and psychology of some people can cause havoc to ‘normalcy.’ Four short plays showing resilience, defeat, and accommodation to life’s ‘curve balls.’
Four one-acts on the ‘will’ to control one’s destiny and to find solace. Each one-act has an underlining theme of strength against hopelessness, love and unloved, and procreation and barrenness. In the first one-act, we follow an Italian use psychological force as well as a gun to get a doctor to pull the plug on his comatose wife. In the second, a woman in a bar rationalizes the birth of her child through surrogacy. Third, we sense the entrapment from a mentally ill mother who comes back to belittle her daughter’s achievements. In the fourth one-act characters from the previous acts come together to be in a place of ‘purgatory.’
Hanford Multicultural Theater Company production July 23-August 1, 2021
A great play with hardy laughs and with good roles for older actors. Written from the onset after the author heard older actors complain that the only roles available at the time were grandparent type. Not in this play! Perfect roles for actors 55 and up. The character of Jack Katz was recently played by 87 year old Don Brakeman! (To imagine this script was in a drawer forgotten until 2021.)
Scholarship recipient of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2020. The is about Pedro who loves puppetry and doing puppet shows, but his Latino parents think it is a poor career choice. With mounting pressure from his parents, Pedro wrestles with whether he should continue. Suddenly puppets he has never seen before keep appearing. Then Evilito puppet, an amalgamation of Kermit, Chucky, and Mexican symbolism appears to guide Pedro, but is Evilito guiding him to his doom? Unfortunately the pandemic postponed this show. Hoping to put it on in June 2022 at the Hollywood Fringe.
Unknown story, except for Hanford locals, where a gunfight in 1880 took the lives of eleven. Poor farmers, unfairly called sand-lappers, worked to make California Central Valley an agricultural mecca, what it is today. However, it came at a price. Trickery, thievery, railroad deception and corruption from railroad executives, and Leland Stanford minimizing the impact of these farmers, justice had to be sought. These hard working farmers developed a league to pool their finances to plead their case in court. However, the Railroad had other plans. Play in progress for the Kings County Historical Society and all Hanford history buffs. Play reading was posponed from May 9, 2020 due to the pandemic and is rescheduled for Fall 2021, in Hanford, California.
Commissioned play by the Kings County Historical Society
Originally was to be presented as a puppet show production with closed caption projected on one of our screens, and sign language interpreters nearby. Made into a film with caption and sign language embedded. Now available on YouTube.
Story follows Huey and Louee. They watch a grandmother fight off a mugger with her karate skills, but the mugger tricks her. She shames Huey and Louee for just watching and not doing anything to help her. Ashamed for being observers instead of helpers, they go on a journey to be better citizens. Film has closed caption and sign language. First viewing in November 2020.
Again, back in San Francisco, the script off today’s front news page about people hoping for betterment in the United States but stuck in a boxcar by human smugglers. Hope and desperation collide in this play which actually started the career of this playwright. Slated for production in March 2020 by Teatro Latino de San Francisco (AKA San Francisco City Theater Company) POSTPONED TO 2022.
The multicultural play takes you back to the old west where women of all backgrounds present higher in numbers than is traditionally thought. In fact, the last stage coach robbery in Arizona Territory was done by a woman. This unique production zig zags through Pearl Hart’s life of crime and infamous notoriety. Her celebrity status changes when her accomplice, dopey Joe Boot, escapes the prison. Humbled, she realizes her hardships are nothing compared to women of color in that era.