Tamales de Puerco (Pork Tamales)

April 5, 2013 - April 28, 2013

At CASA 0101 Theater

CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present, Tamales de Puerco (Pork Tamales), a trilingual play presented in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.

Tamales de Puerco tells the story of an undocumented Mexican woman that sells tamales and must maneuver through three cultures after learning that her son is Deaf. She tries to overcome her own self-imposed handicaps so that she and her son can survive while her husband is unable to cope and resorts to abuse and violence. A Deaf female social worker trying to help them also discovers that she too must set aside her own self-imposed handicaps to finally achieve what she truly desires.


Location: CASA 0101 Theater

Running Time: 2 hr

Written by: Mercedes Floresislas

Directed by: Edward Padilla

Starring: Arturo Aranda, Alfredo Avila, Yocani Avina, Oscar Basulto, Brian Cole, Maria Correa, Jaden Delgado, Mercedes Floresislas, Ramona Pilar Gonzales, Cristal Gonzalez, Dickie Hearts, Michael Anthony Martinez-Islas, Scott McMaster, Lynn Moran, Miriam Peniche, Antonio Perez, and Olin Tonatiuh

Produced by: Miguel Garcia and Mercedes Floresislas

Graphic Design by: Gabriela López de Dennis | Soap Design Company

it's a pleasure to watch these characters and the resilient communities they represent quite literally find their voices. - LA Weekly

Gonzalez, as Norma, commands the center of the piece with reality and pathos, all in her favor. - Stagehappenings

Go see this play...to see how cleverly it all works and how passionate the cast is about one kind of equality that is often forgotten. - Random Lengths News