Warning: This show contains Adult Content and Partial Nudity. Intended for Mature Audiences.
Writer, comedian, and solo performer Baruch Porras Hernandez breaks open his life and lets all the candy fall out in a show that pushes past the stereotypes to bring you a unique story of a Queer Latino immigrant and his family struggling to thrive in America.
December 14 – 22nd.
Z Below, 470 Florida St., San Francisco, CA 94110.
Epic Party Theatre is pleased to announce dates and venue for the upcoming production of Love in the Time of Piñatas, written and performed by Baruch Porras Hernandez and directed by Richard A Mosqueda.
Grab your and party hat and get ready to chill with horny Piñatas, hear stories about sex parties, and hang out with the ghost of Frida Kahlo in a show that pushes past the stereotypes to bring you a unique story of a Queer Latino and his family struggling to thrive in America.
Watch him wrestle with immigrant guilt, make out with it a little, and transform it into a wickedly funny and moving show that asks, “what’s at the end of the Mexican immigrant road?” Baruch hopes it’s donuts.
Love in The Time of Piñatas
Written and Performed by Baruch Porras Hernandez
Directed by Richard A Mosqueda
- WHEN: Dec 14-22, 2019
Wed 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 5pm/7pm
- PRESS OPENING NIGHT: Monday, December 16th at 8pm.
In Love in the Time of Piñatas, writer, comedian, and solo performer Baruch Porras Hernandez breaks open his life and lets all the candy fall out. Get ready to chill with horny piñatas, hear stories about sex parties, and hang out with the ghost of Frida Kahlo in a show that pushes past the stereotypes to bring you a unique story of a Queer Latino immigrant and his family struggling to thrive in America.
“We are thrilled to finally bring a fully-realized production of this sexy, wickedly funny, and extremely moving show to San Francisco audiences,” says Lead Producer Richard A Mosqueda. “Audiences can expect a wildly imaginative, heartfelt story and an unforgettable solo performance. This show is going to be a wild ride and the theatrical event of the season that you will not want to miss.”
The creative team includes Hector Zavala (Technical Director), Chris Sauceda (Sound Designer/Composer), Grisel Torres (Lighting Designer), Nikki Meñez (Choreographer), Pat N Leather (Costume Designer/Builder), Tanya Orellana (Scenic Consultant). The Stage Manager is Benjamin Shiu.
Epic Party Theatre is also pleased to announce a partnership with San Francisco’s beloved Dynamo Donuts. Dynamo Donuts will create and sell a unique donut that will reflect the content of the show. The special donut will be available exclusively at Dynamo Donuts, 2760 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110. Dynamo Donuts will also provide donuts for use in the production.
Love in the Time of Piñatas begins its limited run on Saturday, December 14 and runs through Sunday, December 22, 2019. Opening Night will be on Monday, December 16. Epic Party Theatre’s Love in the Time of Piñatas will be presented at Z Below.
Z Below is located at 470 Florida Street, San Francisco, 94110. Tickets can be purchased at zspace.org/pinatas.
Love in the Time of Piñatas was created in part by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and recently developed as a part of Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s highly renowned Ground Floor Summer Residency.
BARUCH PORRAS HERNANDEZ (WRITER AND PERFORMER) is the author of the poetry chapbooks “I Miss You, Delicate” and “Lovers of the Deep Fried Circle” both with Sibling Rivalry Press. He recently had the honor of touring with the legendary Sister Spit Queer poetry show from Radar Productions, he hosted The Rumpus’ literary show at AWP 2019, and was a featured poet at the Tucson Poetry Festival – 2019. He has performed in multidisciplinary shows at CounterPulse, Brava Theatre, Oasis, and many more. In 2019 his solo show “All My Friends Are Depressed” sold out Brava Cabaret part of the National Queer Arts Festival. In 2017 his solo show “Love in the Time of Pinatas” was part of the National Queer Arts Festival and sold out Brava Theatre’s studio theatre. He has been an artist in residence at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry, and Playwriting. He was one of the playwrights of “FUGUE” collaborative interactive theatre experience with Detour Dance. He was born in Toluca, Mexico and lives in San Francisco.
RICHARD A MOSQUEDA (DIRECTOR/LEAD PRODUCER) is queer, Latinx theatre director who is committed to new works and genre-defying theatrical projects by artists of color. Richard recently directed the YouthAware production of Prince Gomolvilas’ Outspoken for New Conservatory Theatre Center. He has also directed Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire for Shotgun Players’ Champagne Staged Reading Series. He has also served as the SDC Foundation observer for the World Premiere of David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s Soft Power for Center Theatre Group. Richard and his theater company, Epic Party Theater, were selected as one of six finalists for PlayGround’s Innovator Incubator, a competitive program designed to support new, innovative theatre companies. He currently serves as the Lead Producer for Epic Party Theatre. He has worked with such companies as New Conservatory Theatre Center, Center Theatre Group, Shotgun Players, Piano Fight, Halcyon Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, and AlterTheater Ensemble. He holds a BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. SDC Associate Member.
ABOUT EPIC PARTY THEATRE
Epic Party Theatre is committed to producing new, wildly ambitious, and genre defying theatrical events created by and for people of color. We strive to showcase, celebrate, and support uniquely gifted local and nationally recognized artists of color. We aim to provide: Our audiences with low-cost ticket prices and high-quality entertainment, Our hard-working artists with a modest payment for their contributions, Entertainment that reflects our audiences’ identities, communities, and values. Epic Party Theatre is a fiscally-sponsored project of PlayGround (Federal ID 94-3336399) and a participant in PlayGround’s 2019 Innovator Incubator. All donations to Epic Party Theatre are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
ABOUT DYNAMO DONUTS
Everyone loves a donut, but Sara Spearin’s confections are well above average. At Dynamo Donut + Coffee, Spearin takes her years in the kitchens of some of San Francisco’s top restaurants (Foreign Cinema, Liberty Cafe, Stars, Postrio) to create flavor pairings you’d be more likely to find in artisinal pastries than in the humble donut. It began while on maternity leave in 2007 with a simple cast-iron pan for frying and a desire for donuts with complex and nuanced flavor. Inspired by summertime creamsicles, Sara spent her days as a new mom experimenting and testing the beginnings of Dynamo’s spectacular Vanilla Bean Donut, now one of her most popular varieties. This first donut boasts a robust flavor profile of salty, sweet, sour, bitter, all pulled together with a little spice. By July 2008, Sara was armed with enough recipes to open her first shop. Her first San Francisco storefront in the Mission combines throwback midcentury colors and wood stains, minimalist design, an open kitchen, back patio and garden, and sidewalk coffee counter that proudly serves local coffee. Using seasonal, local and organic ingredients wherever possible, Sara and her talented baking team hand make the tastiest, lightest, and fluffiest cake and classic donuts around, directly at the Mission storefront, Marina kiosk or at coffee shops and businesses throughout the Bay Area.
Saturday, December 14 at 8pm (PREVIEW)
Sunday, December 15 at 7pm (PREVIEW)
Monday, December 16 at 8pm (PRESS OPENING)
Wednesday, December 18 at 8pm
Friday, December 20 at 8pm
Saturday, December 21 at 8pm
Sunday, December 22 at 5pm
WHERE: Z Below, 470 Florida Street, San Francisco, 94110
TICKETS: Tickets range from $25-$40; Tickets can be purchased zspace.org/pinatas
Hope to see you at the theater!