Odalys Garcia Joins Cast of LATINOLOGUES TU

Rick Najera's live theatrical comedy, LATINOLOGUES TU, now in previews at The Hayworth Theatre

By Susie Albin-Najera
Published on LatinoLA: October 13, 2008

Odalys Garcia Joins Cast of LATINOLOGUES TU

Cuban-American actress Odalys Garcia has joined the talented ensemble of actors in playwright Rick Najera's comedy, LATINOLOGUES TU now in previews at The Hayworth Theatre.

LATINOLOGUES TU recently made its new home in Los Angeles at The Hayworth Theatre/ La Fonda on Wilshire Entertainment and Cultural Center for an indefinite run. Latinologues, written, created, directed and produced for stage by award-winning sketch comedy writer/actor Rick Najera, is a compilation of comedic and poignant monologues about Latino life in America.

Rick Najera's original version of the show, Latinologues, which ran on Broadway in 2005, is the only Latino showcase of its kind in America with a rotating cast. Nearly 100 guest actors have performed in the show since its inception. Cast for this show include Odalys Garcia (Lente Loco), Jesse Garcia (Quincea??era, La Misma Luna), Idalis De Leon (Nip Tuck, Six Feet Under), Richard Villa (Combat Comedy Tour), Rafael Agustin (N*gger, Wetb*ck, Ch*nk), Daniela Melgoza (Lean Like a Chola), Jade Catta-Preta, a cast of rotating actors, and Najera himself (MAD tv, In Living Color).

The Hayworth Theatre is located at 2509 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057. Tickets are $20 and student and group rates are available. Call the box office at (323) 960-4442 or visit www.latinologues.net or www.thehayworth.com.

LatinologuesÔäó is an award winning, nationally recognized collection of comedic and poignant monologues about the Latino experience in America that was created, written, directed and produced for stage by Rick Najera, one of America's leading comedy writers. Having written for such ground breaking shows as MAD TV and In Living Color, Najera wanted to create a showcase for Latino talent. The idea was first conceived in 1994 when Najera discovered a hunger for Latino actors to have a showcase, one where they could be seen in comedy. In 2009, Latinologues will celebrate its 15 year anniversary, providing comedy throughout the U.S and beyond.

About Susie Albin-Najera:
Susie Albin-Najera is an arts, culture and entertainment editor for several magazines and also a public relations specialist.
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