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MFA Spring Spotlight: Javier Hurtado

Culver Center of the Arts

Free Admission


Saturday, April 30, 2016, 6pm

6 PM - 6:30 PM
Written by Javier L. Hurtado 
Directed by Melanie Claire Queponds

Nancy: Kara Grimes
Lindsay: Aniella Fields
Alma: Kris Moisa 
Carmen: Gabriela Bobadilla Huerta
John: Abraham Torres
Marcus: Edgar Ortuño
Kyle: Nathali Samano
Stage Directions: Numa Juarez?

A young couple is hosting a housewarming party that takes a turn for the worst in this dark comedy. Alma and Carmen thought it would be nice to get to know their neighbors but when one of the neighbor kids brings a baby chupacabra to the party bad things happen. 

El Niño 
7 PM - 8:30 PM
Written and Directed by Javier Hurtado 

featuring: Marissa Herrera as Elena Alverez
Edgar Ortuño as Osvaldo Alvarez:
Javier Romero as Rogelio Obrero
Martin Huerta as Alberto Obrero 
Joshua Goldstein as Father William 

Set in the inlet shores of northern California on the verge of the first storm, after many years of drought, El Niño is a contemporary adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts. The sins of the father are slowly revealed to a son left to reconcile them before the rain washes him away. 

Support has been provided by UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside.