BINGO HALL: New Play by Native Voices at the Autry

(Left to right) Kenny Ramos (Barona Band of Mission Indians—Diegueño Iipay/Kumeyaay*), Michaela Escarcega (Azteca*), and Kholan Studi (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma*).

Published February 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Don’t miss the world premiere of Dillon Chitto’s new stage comedy, Bingo Hall! Edward Anaya makes all the calls in the pueblo—well, he calls the numbers at the senior center’s bimonthly bingo. But college acceptance letters kick-start an identity crisis: Who will Edward be if he leaves home and bingo behind? Like Ferris Bueller if he lived in a pueblo, Edward knows just what to say until romantic rejection, family antics, and community pressures leave him tongue-tied. Playwright Dillon Chitto brings the pueblo to the American theatre in this hilarious new play about tradition in a fast-changing world.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening Night
Friday, March 9, 8:00 p.m.
A reception with the cast and crew follows the Opening Night performance.

Conversation With the Playwright
Saturday, March 10
Following the 2:00 p.m. matinee, artistic director Randy Reinholz and playwright Dillon Chitto will discuss the impetus behind Bingo Hall and their processes for writing new plays.

Bingo!

Saturday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.
As a special treat, the Autry will host a round of bingo in the cafe before doors open for the 8:00 p.m. performance.

 

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