Zoot Suit Tells the Story of the "Zoot Suit Riots" of 1940s L.A.
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The last date listed for Zoot Suit was Sunday August 12, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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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
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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