Welcome to Cholo-landia
Greek cholos—that’s the mashup El Teatro Espejo presents with Luis Alfaro’s Electricidad, a modern adaptation of Euripides’ Greek classic Electra. According to the company’s press materials, Alfaro’s twist takes audience members to “cholo-landia” where the East Los Locos gang members are mourning the loss of their leader, El Auggie, while daughter Electricida deals with the fallout. El Teatro Espejo, under the direction of retired Sac State theater professor Manuel Pickett, celebrates its 40th year of staging culturally relevant Chicano and Latino plays. According to Pickett, Electricidad keeps the classic Greek story of how violence destroys a family and community, and adds in how misplaced loyalties and revenge perpetuate this violence over generations. $15-$20, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at El Teatro Espejo at California Stage, 2509 T Street. Contact email@example.com for reservations.