RADICAL or, are you gonna miss me?, written by Isaac Gómez, directed by Jess McLeod
Belinda has done something bad. Very, very bad. After being bailed out of jail by her estranged sister, Belinda must reconcile the person she was with the person she feels she's destined to become. RADICAL or, are you gonna miss me? tells the sweeping story of three women on the Mexican-American border who, more than anything, desperately want to be seen. And who will do anything in their power to make themselves known, no matter how great the cost.
November 11th, 2023
December 11th, 2023
What do you do when the people you call family are the ones who hurt you the most? In Radical, Gómez — recently named by the Los Angeles Times as a member of “LA Vanguardia: The Latino innovators, instigators and power players breaking through barriers” — explores the political divide within one Mexican American family, a personal look at the nuances that exist within communities we often view as single-minded.
When Belinda (Elizabeth Ramos) is bailed out of jail by her estranged sister, Rosalie (Anna LaMadrid), she must reconcile the person she was with the person she feels she's destined to become — that is, with the help of new friend Erica (Kim Griffin). Ramos has performed off-Broadway at New Light Theater Project, Primary Stages, Classic Stage Company, INTAR and more. An IAMA ensemble member, LaMadrid most recently appeared in Echo Theater Company’s Crabs in a Bucket and recurs on Hulu’s This Fool. Griffin is best known for Cursed Friends on Comedy Central and for her best supporting actress-nominated role in A Lotus Til Reckoning at the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema.
“I wanted to explore how two sisters could grow up in the same family, yet hold a completely different set of values and political beliefs,” says Gómez. “The pandemic created an opportunity for those of us who didn’t previously have time to sit with our families and learn about them. I found out that my brother is a conservative, and I had a hard time understanding why he held these values. But this is not a play about politicization. It’s about loneliness. And it’s a play about how the antidote to loneliness is love. So many of us find ourselves estranged from our families. How does this happen? Why? We need to stop shouting at each other and start listening.”
RADICAL or, are you gonna miss me? runs for 1h 45m.
RADICAL or, are you gonna miss me? is at the IAMA Theatre Co. at Atwater Village Theatre, which is located in Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90039.
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