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The minimum wage crisis and rights for undocumented workers lie at the center of this fast-moving, funny and powerful new play receiving its Los Angeles premiere at the Fountain Theatre.
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Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin
Expertly juggling delicate entrees and fussy customers, the young men face off with management and with each other when a sudden pay cut threatens their dignity, their dreams for a better life — and their friendship.
“This is exactly the kind of play we like to do at the Fountain,” suggests co-artistic director Stephen Sachs. “It’s fast-paced, hip and funny, but it also opens a window into a community we don’t often see, gives voice to a community that is usually not heard. You really get to know and care about these guys – the relationships, camaraderie and the sharing of dreams.”
According to Molina, “Irwin gets to the truth about who these guys are, the reality beneath the tropes. She shatters preconceptions.”
Irwin, who worked in the restaurant industry for many years, wanted to explore what undocumented immigration means to people who are directly affected by it — both those who are undocumented and those who work alongside and have relationships with them.
“This story explores the complications and nuances of their lives,” she said in an interview.
My Mañana Comes opens on Saturday, April 16 and continues through June 26, with performances on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. and Mondays at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from $15–$34.95 every Monday is Pay-What-You-Can. The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. For reservations and information, call (323) 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.
Presenter / Producer: The Fountain Theatre
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 323-663-1525
The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
LA - Central / Downtown
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 4/16/2016 - 6/26/2016
• Saturdays at 3 p.m.
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.
• Sundays at 3 p.m.
• Mondays at 8 p.m.
• Premium Seats: $34.95 (VIP center section, includes 1 free beverage)
• Regular Seating: $30 (side sections)
• Seniors 65 or older: $27 (side sections)
• Students: $20 (valid ID required)
• RUSH: $15 (at the door, 15 mins prior to curtain, subject to availability)
• Pay-What-You-Can every Monday night
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