El Teatro Campesino in association with Company of Strangers presents
the Northern California Premiere of 7,8IGHT, 9… a new tragic comedy written and
directed by Joe Luis Cedillo. Inspired by real-life events 7, 8IGHT, 9… was
recognized by the Kennedy Center as runner-up for the National Latino
Playwriting Award. More than a gritty LA crime story, 7, 8IGHT, 9… is a collage
of the struggles of three desperate men and women trying to make ends meet,
their broken opportunities, and their shared burden of trying to stay alive
while the world eats them raw.
7, 8IGHT, 9… premieres at El Teatro Campesino with performances Friday,
April 5 thru Sunday, May 5, 2013. Shows are Thurs-Sat @ 8:00 PM & Sun @
Reeling from the economic recession during 2009, Gonzo and Lincoln meet
in the living room of their friends, Lupe and Eva, to get high and lament their
fates dining off an EBT card. Tired of hanging out in the Home Depot parking
lot waiting for work, they come up with a solution to their problems—to commit
a get-rich-quick robbery in the City— a robbery that goes horribly wrong from
Told with cinematic flare and laced with hard-hitting humor, this gritty
thriller examines the shocking events of their deadly outing that ends…with the
LA Sheriff’s Department hot on their trail.
Come to El Teatro Campesino and experience this new Chicano Noir classic
on the stage— before it becomes a film!
Tickets are $10 for General Admission on Thursdays;
$15 for Adults; $12 for Seniors, Students & Children (12 and under)
on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Discounts & Promotions available—no one will be turned away.
For more information, call
Purchase tickets at 800.838.3006
or at elteatrocampesino.com
Joe Luis Cedillo (Writer
& Director & COS Co-Founder) is a Chicano Playwright-Director. A
graduate of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop, he is a two-time Runner-Up for the
Kennedy Center's National Latino Playwrighting Award, Bay Area Playwright
Festival Finalist, 2009 Oregon Shakespeare FAIR Fellow, member of The Unit
Collective@The Playwright’s Center and Alliance Theater Kendeda Finalist. He is
Artistic Director for Company of Strangers, Associate Artistic Director for
Texas State’s Black and Latino Playwright’s Conference, and Artistic Associate
for Theatre Unleashed. In Los Angeles his work has appeared at Edge Fest, the
LA History Project, the MET Theater and Highways Performance Space. His play, Cruising
Con La Virgen, was produced by Moving Arts for Radar-LA and his
site-specific play The Party was in
Chalk Rep’s FLASH Fest ’12 at the Page Museum.
What: 7, 8IGHT, 9, a new play by Joe Luis Cedillo
Who: El Teatro Campesino
When: Thurs, April 4 thru Sun, May 5. 2013.
Thurs-Sat at 8 PM and Sun at 2 PM.
runs approximately 90 minutes and is appropriate for ages 14+
Where: 705 Fourth Street, San Juan Bautista CA
Tickets: $10 - $15
Discounts available—no one will be turned away. For
more information call (831) 623-244
Purchase tickets at 800.838.3006 or at