A ground-breaking work,
featuring the songbook of and performances by
Grammy-winning artists Louie Pérez and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos
Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe (EMBQ) is created by Louie Pérez of Los Lobos and About Productions’ Artistic Director Theresa Chavez and Associate Director Rose Portillo. The multimedia production features the songbook from Grammy-Award winning Los Lobos songwriters David Hidalgo and Perez, both of whom perform along with an ensemble of actors and musicians.
This groundbreaking work represents the first time the songbook, that spans 40 years, will be part of an original production that combines music and video with the Evangeline story. Directed by Chavez and Portillo, the touring production includes video designed by award winning cinematographer Claudio Rocha.
Told through story and song, EQMB is set in 1968 and centers around Evangeline, a young high school graduate from East L.A. who is a devoted daughter by day, and a Hollywood go-go dancer by night. Inspired by this time period, she spreads her wings and lands in the distinctly different world of the Hollywood art and music scene. As East L.A. begins it’s own civil rights movement, she must reconcile her own individual journey with the need to hold on to her relationship with her family and her neighborhood.
FOR FURTHER INFO on the production, including EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS, please see the EQMB One-Page below.
|Reviews (2012 Production)
Hollywood News Calendar
LA Weekly Review
Los Angeles Times Article 2013
Los Angeles Times Article 2012
KPCC “Civil Rights and Go-Go Boots”
Louie Perez’s CBS News ELA Tour
Louie Perez’s OC Register interview
OC Register Article
|Press on About Productions
By The Hand of the Father – Variety Article
By The Hand of the Father – LA Times
By The Hand of the Father – Chicago Reader
EQMB One-Page PDF Download
Civil Rights & Go-Go Boots audio (KPCC website)