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American Mariachi

By José Cruz González
Directed by James Vásquez
Produced in association with The Old Globe
Jan 26 - Feb 25, 2018
Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission
Ticket Price: Starting at $20. Prices vary by date and availability.
Age Recommendation: 10+
Advisory: Mild profanity

Buy more and save up to 20% with the promo code FAMILY when you purchase four or more tickets for your group.*

When the realities of her world weigh her down, Lucha uses music to add magic into the lives of her family and friends. Her hopes of performing seem like a fantasy until she assembles a spunky group of female mariachi musicians who are ready to make her dreams come true. As they practice, perform and break with tradition, their music sparks a transformation in the lives of those around them – especially Lucha’s parents. This humorous, heartwarming story about music’s power to heal and connect includes gorgeous live mariachi music played on stage. Share this show with the ones you love and let its vibrant music transform your lives, too.

Come early to experience our lobby exhibit highlighting more than a century of women in mariachi. Curated by Dr. Leonor Xóchitl Pérez, the exhibit includes stunning historical photos and beautiful trajes (suits). The lobby is open Mondays – Saturdays from 10am – 8pm, and Sundays from 10am – 6pm.

Denver favorite Playwright José Cruz González returns to the DCPA with another heartwarming story, following his lyrical magical realism piece September Shoes in 2005 and the laugh-out-loud comedy Sunsets and Margaritas in 2008.

Producing Partners: Martin and Jo Ann Semple
American Mariachi is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

*Good for any performance and across multiple price levels based on availability. All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Discounted service fee of 10% applied to each ticket. Not valid on a prior purchase. For purchases over 20 tickets please call the Box Office (303.893.4100).

For select performances of American Mariachi, the DCPA is testing Personal Captioning Devices, a new captioning system to greatly expand our services for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Five personal captioning devices will be available at Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances Feb 9 - 25. Each device is configured with personal closed captioning software and comes with the option of an adjustable mount that allows users to enjoy private captioning in any seating location. To reserve one, simply follow the prompt in the pop-up window when checking out.

Learn more about our accessibility services.

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Creative Team Perspectives
Creative Team Perspectives
Jan 26 | 6:00pm

The Jones

Get an exclusive insider’s perspective before the show when you join us for a free, professionally-moderated discussion with the creative team.

Cast Perspectives
Cast Perspectives
Feb 3 | 1:30pm

Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors after the matinee.

Higher Education Perspectives
Higher Education Perspectives
Feb 8 | 6:30pm

Participate in a topical discussion led by members of our academic community after the performance.

Theatre & Theology Perspectives
Theatre & Theology Perspectives
Feb 13 | 6:30pm

Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine each show through a theological lens.

ASL & Audio Described Matinee
ASL & Audio Described Matinee
Feb 18 | 6:30pm

To buy tickets for any accessible performance, select the appropriate code noted below for the services you require. For optimal service, call the box office at 303.893.4100.

Sign Language interpretation: ASL
Audio Description: AUDIO

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Spanish Audio Translation
Spanish Audio Translation
Feb 21 | 6:30pm
Join us for the Spanish audio translation.  Headsets available at Customer Service.
American Mariachi


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