I just received two press releases I would love to share with you.

“Written by Peres Owino and directed by Ayana Cahrr, BEAUTY FOR ASHES is about a Kenyan woman who discovers her real self  while in America by breaking down society’s labels and redefining herself as we have just witnessed with another Kenyan, BARACK OBAMA, President of these United States!!”

You can experience the play that has been called “the most honest piece of theater” this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm @ Stage 52, 5299 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. Reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets call (323) 960-4429 or buy ONLINE:


Tamales de Puerco (Pork Tamales) tells the story of an undocumented Mexican woman who sells tamales and must maneuver through three cultures after learning that her son is deaf. While her husband is unable to cope and resorts to abuse and violence, she tries to overcome her own self-imposed handicaps so that she and her son can survive. An overachieving deaf woman trying to help them also discovers that she too must set aside some of her own self-imposed handicaps to finally achieve what she truly desires. Starring Oscar Basulto, Brian Cole, Mercedes Floresislas, Evelina Gaina, Fernando Gavaria, Royeric Gonzalez, Carlos Magaña, Diego Medina, Miriam Moses, Liana Velazquez, Carlos Zelaya.

Fri & Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 7pm, $15 general, $12 students & seniors, $8 Boyle Heights residents. Group rates available. Opening night reception on Friday, Nov 14.

Reservations are also strongly recommended. FOR TIX: or 323-263-7684. MORE INFO:,


My third pick is Cornerstone’s FOR ALL TIME, which I saw last weekend and highly recommend. A review shall soon follow.

See you at the theater!