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    jj's Arcade

    Presented by at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

    April 14 - May 7, 2017


    jj's Arcade

    In partnership with Teatro Vivo, ZACH Theatre brings you the world premiere of the bilingual production for youth audiences jj’s Arcade, starring rising young actors Diego Rodriguez and Alessandro Sanchez, at the Mexican American Cultural Center, April 14 – May 7, 2017.


    Co-produced with Teatro Vivo and simultaneously running at the Mexican American Cultural Center is the world premiere of jj’s Arcade, playing on stage April 14 – May 7, 2017. The new bilingual work is directed by Nat Miller, and stars Diego Rodriguez (A Christmas Carol), and Alessandro Sanchez as Jose Joaquin (J.J.) Hernandez. Joining them are Mario Ramirez as Mario Hernandez, Martinique Duchene-Phillips as Sandra Hernandez/Linda Garcia, and Ben Bazan (Tomás and the Library Lady) as Oscar Torres.


    Mario is a hard-working auto mechanic in east LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother. In order to honor her memory and cope with his lack of connection with his father, JJ begins to build an arcade out of leftover cardboard from his dad’s garage. Through his imagination and ingenuity, JJ is able to connect to himself and his family. Inspired by the YouTube sensation Caine’s Arcade, this bilingual play celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family. jj’s Arcade will be co-produced with Teatro Vivo and presented at the Mexican American Cultural Center.

    Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

    600 River Street
    Austin, TX 78701

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $13 (Youth) and $15 (Adult)

    General Day and Time Info:

    one intermission

    Phone: 512-476-0541 x1


    Free Parking in MACC Parking Lot

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