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 to open in May 2020, in Hanford, California.Read More
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 2020 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.Read More
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