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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (96 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luis Valdez Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN:
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In 1943, Los Angeles exploded in the infamous Zoot Suit riots, provoked by the Sleepy Lagoon murder case that railroaded young Chicano gang members who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Valdez masterfully synthesizes fact and fiction, using the case to examine Chicano Zoot Suit culture of the '40s, prejudices, the role of the media in the judicial system, and Latino family culture. Passionate and provocative, Zoot Suit pulses with the beat of '40s Big Band Music and traditional Latin songs.

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Xochiquetzal Candelaria as Alice Bloomfield
Raul Cardona as Joey Castro, Marine
Daniel Chacon as Tommy Roberts, Cub Reporter, Sailor
Estrella Esparza as Della Barrios
Spencer Garrett as The Press, Prosecutor
Ruben C. Gonzalez as Smiley Torres, Rafas, Swabie
Gregory Itzin as George Shearer
Alma Martinez as Dolores Reyna
Seth Millwood as Lt. Edwards, Guard, Shore Patrol
Marco Rodriguez as El Pachuco
Al Ruscio as Judge F.W. Charles
Daniel Valdez as Enrique Reyna
Katrina Valdez as Bertha Villareal, Newsboy
Kinan Valdez as Henry Reyna
Lakin Valdez as Rudy Reyna, Sgt. Smith, Bailiff, Bosun's Mate
Primavera Flor Valdez as Lupe Reyna Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 8/20/2012

    " B; A sound recording of a theater production. Story was about some Mexican men who were arrested for something they didn't do and had to face the racial injustice of the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/28/2011

    " This might be a little wacky for some people, but the political satire incorporated into this book (specifically Zoot Suit) is what makes it interesting. If you want something entertaining and educational, give this a shot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 4/23/2008

    " This is my favorite play by far. I think I have read it at least 10 times, bought the movie, and written 3 essays over it. It discusses the Servicemen's Riots, racism in America, WWII sentiments, culture, and identity. The movie follows the play closely and is fun to watch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liana | 3/28/2008

    " Landmark play. It's better to see the movie first. It's difficult to picture the play with all the printed music lyrics. Edward James Olmos is the ultimate Chuco. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina. | 10/18/2007

    " It was okay, but I couldn't really get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 10/7/2007

    " Luis Valdez's theatrical vision has its strengths ... It's low on the subtlety and subtext meter, but his use of theatre's inherent spectacle is masterful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mint | 9/21/2007

    " This is a really enjoyable and sometimes underrated play. Very exciting and based on a true story. "

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