Again, back in San Francisco, the script of 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 started the career of the playwright. Slated for production in March 2021 by Teatro Latino de San Francisco (AKA San Francisco City Theater Company)Read More
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.
Award winning Boxcar/El Vagon was presented at the 2019 Rouge Fest Fresno, March/April 2019 ‘People hoping for betterment in the United States get trapped in a boxcar by human smugglers. Hope and desperation collide in this play. ‘
A true story based on the 1987 tragedy and the rest of the tragedies that have followed.
Boxcar – El Vagon
by Silvia Gonzalez S.
Produced by Hanford Multicultural Theater Company
Kings Art Center
605 N Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230
November 3, 4, 17, and 18
During the chaotic and discriminatory Gold-Rush era, Joaquin Murrieta was considered a bandit in the eye of authorities. Thirty years later, Joaquin recounts the dark times and sets the record straight—the head that was put in a jar by California Ranger Harry Love was not his!
Written by Silvia Gonzalez
Directed by David Acevedo
Presented by Teatro Latino de San Francisco
Players: Ramon Bustos, Dario Loza, Christine Kang, Cat Callejas, Ronan Wong, Albert Downing, Andy Hamner, Ian Jang, Brian Johnson, Stuart Hall,
Musicians: Alan Yip, Clara Hsu, Scott Feichter