ZACH Theatre presents a new bilingual family production in partnership with Teatro Vivo that will debut on Friday, April 14 at the Mexican American Cultural Center and run through May 7. This new play, JJs Arcade, is directed by ZACH’s Nat Miller, and stars young Austin actors, Diego Rodriguez and Alessandro Sanchez. JJ’s Arcade was inspired by the YouTube sensation, Caine’s Arcade, and celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family.
About the Play: Mario is a hard-working auto mechanic in east LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother. In order to honor her memory and cope with his lack of connection with his father, JJ begins to build an arcade out of leftover cardboard from his dad’s garage. It is through JJ’s imagination and ingenuity that he is able to connect to himself and his family. Inspired by the YouTube sensation, Caine’s Arcade, this bilingual play celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family.
Unlike other productions from ZACH Theatre, this show will be performed at the Mexican American Cultural Center. You can see it Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m., with one additional 7 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 6.
Tickets: Tickets are $13 for youth and $15 for adults and are available online here or by phone at 512-476-0541 x1. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
Please note that all Friday evening performances are Pay What You Can admission at the door before the performance.