A work of historical fiction set in the early 1980s in working-class Bell Gardens, Adobe Punk will tell the story of three young punk music fans who find refuge in what turns out to be one of the oldest adobe homes in Los Angeles County (built by the Lugo family in 1850). Based on an idea by 24-year old Gabriel Garza, the play will be written and directed by Garza and Producing Artistic Director Theresa Chavez, a mother and son team and 7th and 8th generation Lugos, who share a passion for exploring L.A. history. It will take cues from a set of L.A.-based punk songs that will be reimagined for solo piano and analog equipment by arranger/musician Sage Lewis. Set designer Dorothy Hoover will join the team to envision the house at the center of the story. This primarily young collaborative will present work-in-progress readings in Feb/March 2020, with the premiere set for 2021.

See our 2019 Informational One-Sheet here!

This original production is slated for In-development readings in our 31st season.

Members of the Lugo Family pose at Bell Gardens adobe, ca. 1892

Members of the Lugo Family pose at Bell Gardens adobe, ca. 1892

ReadingS With Panel DiscussionS:

The Rosenthal Theater at Inner City Arts
Sunday, February 23 at 2:00pm
Free and Open to the Public

Angels Gate Cultural Center
Saturday, February 29 - Time TBA
Free and Open to the Public

Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center
Friday, March 6 at 6:00pm
Free and Open to the Public

PLUS! Two Set Design Workshops for Bell Gardens Youth (ages 11-18):

  • Friday, February 21
    OR Friday, February 28 -
    Each from 4:00-6:00pm
    All Free and Open to the Public

RSVP information and additional details for the above events will be posted soon.

This production and related readings are supported by: