Venue Details

The Lyceum Stage
79 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-1000
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 68 members
Review from Richard Rothberger
Red Velvet 21 events 11 reviews

Went to Sunday evening preview. Show was excellent. Great dancing and strong acting. The show ran 2 hours and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission, and kept our attention the entire time!

reviewed Jul 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Marisela Mills
18 events 10 reviews

The show was amazing. My husband & I can't stop talking about the talented actors and dancers. The play is very thought provoking; made me laugh & cry. This is THE show to see this summer.

reviewed Jul 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 108 events 103 reviews

I hesitated on this one. Zoot Suit is a play that came out in the late 70's, has not seen any real revival and left me with the impression it was a period piece about a period piece. So seeing this excellent production was a pleasant...continued

reviewed Aug 08 2012 report as inappropriate
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Description

It’s Los Angeles, Calif., the years 1942 to 1943. The war in the Pacific is in full gear, American big band music has young people at home dancing up a storm and the Zoot Suit is the uniform of choice for Chicano gangs on the streets of Los Angeles. One August morning a young Chicano boy is found bloody and beaten by the side of a road near a county reservoir. His death leads to the indictment of a local Chicano gang and the infamous Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial, a kangaroo court fanned by media hysteria. When the verdict is announced the Zoot Suit riots begin, and the mythical mystical figure of El Pachuco is born.

_Please note: This play contains drug references, adult language and subject matter, fog, haze, strobe lights and cigarette smoking. It is recommended for ages 12 and older. _

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