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AWARD-WINNING ‘8 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE MY LIFE’ PLAY REPRISED

IN CONJUNCTION WITH RELEASE OF BOOK BY SAME NAME

 ‘8 Ways to Say I Love My Life’ monologues return to Josefina Lopez’s new Casa 0101 Theater

LOS ANGELES – After sold-out shows at Casa 0101 Theater and the Los Angeles Theater Center, “8 Ways to Say I Love My Life” returns to new Casa 0101 Theater for a three-week run Nov. 3-18 to celebrate the publication of the book by the same name. 8 Ways is a collection of monologues written by eight women and based on their lives.  The “8 Ways” theater performance inspired audiences during successful runs, was named “Editor’s Hot Pick” by LatinoLA.com and won the 2009 Imagen Award for Best Live Theatrical Production.

Performances will take place Nov. 3-18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Preview on Nov. 2. Tickets are $20 general admission; $17 for students/seniors; $15 for Boyle Heights residents with I.D.  Group discounts for 10 or more. Reservations are highly recommended.  Theater patrons can get a $2 discount by presenting their Metro Bus Cards at the box office. Casa 0101 is located at 2102 E. 1st St., Los Angeles 90033. For tickets, call the box office at 323-263-7684, email tickets@casa0101.org or buy online at Casa0101.org.

 

8 Ways to Say I Love my Life is a co-production between Casa 0101 and the 8 Ways Group.  Josefina Lopez is the artistic director of Casa 0101.  The stage production will be directed and restaged by Nancy De Los Santos Reza and produced by Bel Hernandez Castillo.  Set designer is Mr. Marco DeLeon; stage manager is Mathew Sanchez; Sammy Ross is lighting designer.

 

Filled with the women’s experiences, inspiration, personal growth, loss and love, this collection of memoirs transcends to all women. A hit with audiences and critics, the life-affirming monologues also received a glowing review in the Los Angeles Times.  F. Kathleen Foley praised the “various journeys to female empowerment [filled] with passion, humor and sheer verve.”

 

The eight writers include author and screenwriter Josefina Lopez (“Hungry Woman in Paris” and “Real Women Have Curves”); author Susan Orosco (“Latino Power: Seven Powers all Latinos Have Upon Which to Build an Empire”); producer and screenwriter Nancy De Los Santos Reza; Bel Hernandez Castillo (President/CEO, Latin Heat Media); motivational speaker Margo De Leon Guerra; communications specialist Laura De Anda, entrepreneur Joanna Ilizaliturri Diazand public health administrator Rita Mosqueda Marmolejo.   The award-winning monologues will be performed by actresses Ivonne Coll (“Switched at Birth”), Kikey Castillo (“HOLA! L.A.”), Yvonne DeLaRosa (“Los Americans”) and Karina Noelle (“Decisions”).

For more information, contact Laura De Anda at 760-624-8808 or Susan Orosco at susan@8waystosay.com

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