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ADOBE PUNK: Reading and Panel Discussion PLUS concert w/ mike watt + the se...

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Angels Gate Cultural Center - BUILDING H

3601 South Gaffey Street

San Pedro, CA 90731

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Join us for a look behind the scenes as About...Productions introduces its newest theaterwork-in-progress, Adobe Punk. PLUS a 30-minute concert by mike watt + the secondmen.

A work of historical fiction set in the early 80s in working-class Bell Gardens, Adobe Punk will tell the story of three young punk music fans who find refuge in what turns out to be one of the oldest adobe homes in L.A. County (built by the Lugo family in 1844). The trio -- Latinx, Lebanese-American, and Anglo twenty-somethings -- are in the midst of their own artistic coming-of-age when they discover the house’s deep roots. This accidental act of historical discovery leads them to question their relationship to their neighborhood, their dreams, and the house itself.

Based on an idea by 24-year old Gabriel Garza, the play will be written and directed by Garza and Producing Artistic Director Theresa Chavez, a mother and son team and 7th and 8th generation Lugos, who share a passion for exploring L.A. history. It will take cues from a set of L.A.-based punk songs that will be re-imagined by arranger/musician Sage Lewis. Set designer Dorothy Hoover joins the team to envision the house at the center of the story. Her work-in-progress set model will be presented.

This reading will feature actors Váneh Assadourian, Alena Brophy, and Eddie Ruiz, and include an interactive panel discussion with Badly Licked Bear, artist, educator, and History of San Pedro Punk curator; and Margie Brown-Coronel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at California State University Fullerton. Panelists and audience members will be invited to give feedback to help shape this original script-in-progress, share their experience of the 80s L.A. punk scene, and engage in conversation regarding early L.A. history.

PLUS! After the reading, we’ll present a special 30-minute concert set with mike watt + the secondmen at an outdoor location on the property! The concert will be from 3:00-3:30pm.

We’re very excited to partner with Angels Gate Cultural Center for this event, as well as Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center and Company of Angels (Boyle Heights) for our three work-in-progress readings in Feb/March 2020, with the full-production premiere set for 2021.

Doors will open at least 15 minutes prior to the reading, located in Building H.

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