Melancholia at LATC Extended Til April 14th


Written by The Latino Theater Lab
Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela
Produced by The Latino Theater Company

March 14 – April 7th  — EXTENDED TO April 14th

$15 Previews –March 14th and 15th

Opening Night – March 16th

Thursday – Saturday 8pm

Sunday 3:00pm

$20 | General Admission (LATC Members $10)
$15 | for Groups of 10+
$10 | Thursdays (for the first 10 tickets sold, $15 after that)
$15 | Previews

Combat Fatigue. Shell Shock. PTSD. Melancholia.

For some soldiers, there can be something worse than being shot and killed in battle – surviving. The Latino Theater Company’s Melancholia returns to the LATC by popular demand this Spring. This stylized performance explores the life of a young Latino marine who returns from the Iraq war and struggles to reconnect to a world that no longer makes sense. Inspired by true events. 2007 Amnesty International “Freedom of Expression” Award Nominee.

Combat Fatigue. Shell Shock. PTSD. Melancholia. Opening this week,

Melancholia is a theatrical exploration of The Iraq War, PTSD and soldier suicide.

“…a must see performance…both beautifully resonant and horrifically blunt..” 

The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

“I chose an unconventional space at the LATC to stage an unconventional piece that tells a story in an unconventional way. The LATC Basement Gallery, near Theater 3 downstairs,  takes us out of our comfort zone and challenges me as a director, as well as the designers and the ensemble. It makes us see the piece through a different lens and “make it work” with no stage, no wings — just a concrete floor, pillars and white walls. It pushes our creativity and keeps us searching, experimenting and learning how to tell a human story about why we, and I mean “we” as a society, go to war.” – Jose Luis Valenzuela, Director.

**Melancholia is being performed in the LATC Gallery.  Seating in this space is EXTREMELY limited.  We encourage you to buy your tickets before hand to avoid being turned away.  Click here to purchase tickets online. ** 

The season continues with the World Premiere of Paula J. Caplan’s Shades on March 23rd. Shades explores the bonds of community and family around the armed forces. A play about finding love and laughter after loss.

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