Karen Anzoategui’s one-woman show “Ser: L.A. vs. B.A.” will play for one night only on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The play is presented in conjunction with the City of West Hollywood’s annual One City/One Pride series of events that celebrate LGBT arts and culture.
In this trans-national Latino queer tale, Anzoategui’s semi-autobiographical story is woven through landmark moments in Argentina’s history of political crises, and the thrill of the 1986 World Cup won by Argentina and led by her hero Diego Maradona. She uses humor (such as casting James Brown in the role of her abusive father), to infuse her tale with some levity. Caught up in the chaos of her parents’ divorce, the play describes how she was bounced back and forth between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires as a child. Although she settles in Los Angeles, she is drawn back to Buenos Aires, the soccer mecca, until its tumultuous political landscape forces her to think otherwise.
The play is directed by Che’Rae Adams (“Tender,” and “Walking Through The Fire”) and features voiceover work by Carlos Alazraqui (“Reno 911”). Anzoategui was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Los Angeles, and is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University. She’s a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and director.
Admission is free. Parking is available in the five-story West Hollywood Park/Library Parking structure. For more information, please call Andrew Campbell, Cultural Affairs Administrator for the City of West Hollywood, at (323) 848-6883 or visit www.weho.org