Opening this weekend at Company Of Angels, the oldest non-profit theater company in Los Angeles, is the world premiere of Dias Y Flores – an original play by Oliver Mayer.
Dias y Flores is a meditation on love – straight, gay and filial. Testing which love is strongest, the play seeks the musical magic of love. Its story is loosely based on “A Thousand and One Nights” and the music of Cuban Silvio Rodriguez and Beethoven, played live. It also looks at the changing face of Latinos – Caribbean to Mexican. What does it mean to be Latino and in love? What happens when your sexual feelings cross boundaries? A new play with live music, set in the jungles and gardens of New York’s Lower East Side: Sherezad’s got an ache so deep in her soul it’s driving her mad. Can Silvio Flores, with his guitar and lilting melodies, be Sherezad’s Arabian Knight?
The production runs Friday, Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (7 pm) through February 8th at The Alexandria in Downtown L.A. (501 S. Spring St. 3rd Floor). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance via Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information visit the Company Of Angels website.