Crisálida: Community Arts Project | Carlos Garcia’s “Luna Mala” Table Reading at The Coachella Valley Arts Center
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Carlos Garcia’s “Luna Mala” Table Reading at The Coachella Valley Arts Center

17 Dec Carlos Garcia’s “Luna Mala” Table Reading at The Coachella Valley Arts Center

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Carlos Garcia’s “Luna Mala” Table Reading at The Coachella Valley Arts Center

By, David Gonzalez & Lenin Silva



A copy of the “Luna Mala” play folks who read used during the table reading 

The power of theater was in full form Saturday evening at the Coachella Valley arts Center in Indio. Carlos Garcia’s moving play “Luna Mala” was performed by seven intrepid actors before of an appreciative audience. The performance began a little past 6:00P.M. with Carlos Garcia giving a brief introduction about himself and his play. 

David Gonzalez (left) with the author of “Luna Mala,” Carlos Garcia (right) after the table reading of “Luna Mala”


Before the reading began Mr. Garcia related how much of this play was based on his life experiences growing up in Texas. “Luna Mala” tracks the downfall of a young Chicano somewhere in a border town in Texas during the early 60’s – 70’s as he encounters a slew of obstacles, meeting each one with a bad choice… needless to say it all ends badly. Shakespeare set the tone for tragedy and Mr. Garcia’s play transposes it into our present time.  



Critique and discussion about the table reading for “Luna Mala” at the Coachella Valley Arts Center

It was a hearty discussion, with lots of good ideas and suggestions for future involvement with the Latino theater community in the east valley.





A big thank you to Bill Schinsky for letting us use his wonderful space at CVAC!!!
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