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 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 create new perspectives on theater with our support.

This original production is slated for concert 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

concert readings

The Rosenthal Theater at Inner City Arts
Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 2 pm

Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center
Time/Date TBD

Angels Gate Cultural Center
Saturday, March 14, 2020 | Time TBD

This production and related readings are supported by: