Latina Christmas Special, the American comedy of Latino proportions, is back for one night only with Latina Christmas Special “Special”.
The exclusive, behind-the-scenes live virtual event featuring MarÃa Russell (TruTV’s Tacoma FD, MTV’s Teen Wolf), Diana Yanez (Margaret Cho’s Sensual Woman) and Sandra Valls (Showtime’s Latin Comedy Divas) will be hosted by multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner actress Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk).
The special will be broadcast live on social media and is free. In addition, they will raise funds for future productions of Latina Christmas Special and Toys for Tots, a charitable program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford. to buy them presents for Christmas.
Latina Christmas Special, directed by Geoffrey Rivas, is an Off-Broadway hit bursting with laughter, music and escÃ¡ndalo. The original piece made its New York City debut at the SoHo Playhouse.
Did you think your family vacation was dramatic? Try these three hilarious, touching, and surprisingly personal Christmas stories from past vacations told (in English with a pinch of Spanish) by three first-generation Latino comedians: Cuban-American Yanez born in Miami; half Mexican, half Lithuanian native of California Russell; and Mexican-American Valls, originally from Laredo, Texas.
When these three sassy best friends get together, they drink lots of tequila and cook everything from moms to cucarachas (cockroaches) to Farrah Fawcett, and share their funny and intimate stories of childhood Christmas “dramas” that keep them going. make them uniquely American, definitely Latino and, above all, friends.
âThese stories touch every member of the audience on so many levels, no matter where they come from,â Rivas said. “They are also a window into some of the great traditions we have within the Latinx community.”
According to Yanez, âThe ‘special’ in the title is a tribute to all the TV shows we watched growing up – all those ‘Christmas specials’ that we so closely identified with over the holidays, but that didn’t contain absolutely no Latino (or maybe just Jose Feliciano). “
Learn more at www.latinachristmasspecial.com.