CAP/Plaza de la Raza Youth Theater

CAP/Plaza De La Raza Youth Theater: Lola in Lincolnlandia

For its 22nd annual production, the acclaimed CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP)/Plaza de la Raza Theater program brings the statues of East LA’s Lincoln Park to life in a phantasmagoric exploration of teenage identity. For the premiere production, Lola in Lincolnlandia, CAP/Plaza theater students worked with guest playwright Laurie Woolery to originate the story of Lola—a teenager on a time-traveling odyssey of discovery among talking statues and animals in the historic park surrounding Plaza de la Raza.

To create Lola in Lincolnlandia, playwright Laurie Woolery worked with Plaza students to research the rich history of East Los Angeles’ Lincoln Park—including such vanished attractions as the Aztec Playground and ostrich and alligator farms. Singing ostriches, talking alligators and the Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc are just a few of the apparitions in Lola’s time-traveling trip through the park. Lincoln Park’s famous statues—including Abraham Lincoln, musician Agustin Lara and the vandalized figure of Florence Nightingale—come to life, and guide Lola towards discovering her heritage and family.

Reservations are recommended for this free event. Please contact Maria Jimenez at 626-485-8705. 

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FRI 5/25
7:30 pm
SAT 5/26
7:30 pm 

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff