Dallas-The Latino Cultural Center and Paztatl Productions present the much anticipated return of the bilingual comedy El Chuco Loves La Che. This performance piece started in 2003, as a 10 minute ode to the letter “Ch” and was featured at the TESOROS Latino Arts Festival in Austin. Since then, it has grown into a full-blown, one-person show that has been seen around Texas and will soon be reaching out to a national audience.
Written and performed by teatrista Tejano, Rodney Garza, El Chuco Loves La Che is a poetic “Tongue in CHeek” homage to the Chicano culture and its code-switching language. Inspired by the positive response he received in 2003, he expanded the script to 30 minutes and entered as a solo performer in TeatroFest in San Antonio in 2005. In 2006, Cara Mia Theatre Co. commissioned the piece to be lengthened to an hour and it was presented at the Latino Cultural Center (LCC) in Dallas as a rousing success. Lawson Taitte of the Dallas Morning News noted, “The art lies in the surprising word choices, the ritualistic speech rhythms… topical zingers in an evening of sheer poetry.” Garza feels honored to be celebrating the show’s 10 year anniversary of playing at the LCC and is thankful to Cara Mia for introducing him to DFW audiences.