CoActive Content, Stacey Martino, Founder/Artistic Director, and American Latino Theatre Company, David Llauger-Meiselman, Artistic Director, will present a new co-production of the critically acclaimed play, “The King of the Desert,” written by Stacey Martino, performed by René Rivera, and helmed by award-winning director, Sal Romeo, all Studio Lifetime Members of The Actors Studio. The co-production will be presented in the Forum Theatre at the El Portal Theatre; 5269 Lankershim Boulevard (at Weddington Street), North Hollywood, CA 91601 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., October 28 – December 4, 2011. Opening Night is Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
“The King of the Desert” is a play depicting a Mexican American boy’s journey of self-discovery through adulthood and the realization of his dreams. This co-production is made possible in part through the generosity of The San Fernando Sun/El Sol and Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM. A portion of the proceeds from performances throughout the run of the show will benefit the National Latino Children’s Institute, The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation and The Youth Policy Institute. A Talk Back Question and Answer Session with members of the play’s cast and crew will be held at the conclusion of each Sunday matinee performance.
Concurrently throughout the run of the play an art exhibition celebrating Mexican American culture will be on display in the lobby of the Forum Theatre at the El Portal Theatre, along with Milagros (artwork created by young Spanish children representing their dreams and aspirations).
Tickets are $20.00 each for General Admission. Tickets for Students, Seniors and Guild Members are $15 each. Tickets for Groups of eight or more are $10 each. The running time of the play is approximately 80 minutes without intermission. For reservations and further information please call the Box Office at 866-811-4111 or 818-508-4200, or buy online at www.elportaltheatre.com. Parking is available in parking lots surrounding the theatre and on the street.
For further information about the co-production, please visit the website, www.thekingofthedesert.com.