SEASON 23 | APRIL 2011

Footnotes for People Who Don’t Speak Spanish

Written by Rudy Ramirez
Performed by Rudy Ramirez and Beliza Torres Narvaez
Presented by The VORTEX

Do you feel sad? Are you looking for natural male enhancement? Still trying to shed those last 20 pounds? You just might need a prescription for LATINOL(tm), guaranteed to offer you a 100% authentic Latino experience. Or you might want to sit down and watch a queer Chicano figure out how to deal with the mission he was assigned at birth: to infiltrate white culture and aid his people in their struggle for equality! With the help of a Puerto Rican secret agent and two Mexican grandmothers, he navigates through a world of Harry Potter, Jem and the Holograms and Sound of Music references to find a way to be an artist, a radical, a big ol' queen and a credit to his people (hint: plus-size vintage gowns help). Possible side effects may include laughter, political insight, the occasional sniffle, and drymouth.

This production was written by and stars Rudy Ramirez and features Beliza Torres Narvaez.

Fresh from a successful run at the Cohen New Works Festival at the University of Texas, Rudy Ramirez brings his new show home to The VORTEX.