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Monday, February 27, 2006
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
El Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center
Location Details:
Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz

Written and performed by Adelina Anthony and featuring the fresh stand-up comic, Coral Lopez, it's an 8 p.m. one-night stand not to be missed!

February 15, 2006 (Santa Cruz, CA) - "Mastering Sex & Tortillas!" a very sexy comedy exploring sexuality, race, gender, and immigration through a Queer Chicana lens.

In "Mastering Sex & Tortillas!" Adelina Anthony plays La Profesora Mama Chocha a high-femme and high-drama seminar instructor who offers a "public service" and more than educates her audience on lesbianism 101 from a "tortillera" point of view. After intermission Anthony comes back as the debonair FBI Agent, Papi Duro, who has plenty of work to do "under the covers." Coral Lopez gets the audience geared up for a night of provocative comedy by opening the show with her own scandalous stand-up comedy that tackles the gamut of sexuality, Latina/o home life, and cultural taboos. Lopez also makes a cameo appearance as the risqué Sex Bomb, a foil to Papi Duro's endless pursuit of happiness with other women.

Anthony's quick wit and genuine moments of audience interaction and improv keep the show fresh and unique. Anthony's professional background as a talented stage actor have garnered her several Best Actress nominations. As a writer she is featured in Best American Erotica 2002 edited by Susie Bright. Anthony has also performed stand-up comedy at the Ice House in Pasadena and co-hosted the Los Angeles Dyke March with Lopez (her partner in life and comedy!). Both artists were nominated as outstanding Queer community activist in 2002 by Tentaciones Magazines in Los Angeles. Currently Anthony teaches Chicana/o Theatre at UC Berkeley and has worked intensely with her mentor, Cherríe Moraga, the last two years while at Stanford University.

This one night performance is free of charge, but will require tickets. Tickets are available at: El Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center, Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center, Merrill College, MeCha (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano De Aztlan) and the Women's Center.

For more information or if you will need accommodations, please call El Centro at 459-5449.

SPONSORS: EL Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center, Queer Latina Network (QLN), Rainbow Theatre, CARE Council, and Merrill College. CO-SPONSORS: Triangle Speakers, Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center, MeCha (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), Stevenson College-Multicultural Advisory Committee, and the Women's Center.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Feb 27, 2006 1:57PM
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