Selected scene presentations from the award-winning play by Homer Barrera: "Waiting for Callas to Sing . . . "
Awarded Grand Prize in the Nosotros Playwriting Competition in 1997, the play’s debut production was directed by notable thespian Mike Gomez (“Zoot Suit,” “The Milagro Beanfield War”).
The principal characters were brought to life by the late great pioneering actress Lupe Ontiveros (“Zoot Suit,” “Selena,” “As Good As It Gets”), in whose memory the current production is dedicated, and outstanding actor Efrain Figueroa (“Ragtime,” “Star Maps”).
In Spanish, the verb “esperar” means to wait . . . it also means “to hope.” Hope is a balm in hand to ease present pain in anticipation of tomorrow’s song.
What do we do while waiting for the loveliness of Callas’ aria? We sing our own song! — Canta y no llores, Cielito Lindo — Our work (nuestras obras) is our opera!