Thursday, September 3, 2009

'LOL! Latina on the Loose' Opens September 25 at Los Angeles Theatre Center; World Premiere Comedy

Mina Olivera, a classic Latin beauty, is originally from Brazil. She took a circuitous route to arrive at her present home in California. "LOL! Latina on the Loose" is her story, presented principally in English (with a little Spanglish thrown in) in a solo performance. As the first part of the show's title implies, her life so far is largely a comedy, and one which will delight her audiences.

In "LOL! Latina on the Loose," the versatile Ms. Olivera portrays an entire gallery of characters, female and male, including family members, boyfriends, a psychic fortune teller, the racist counselor, a Latina friend who turns out to be a coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside), and many more. It's a solo performance, augmented with a little use of multimedia.

Having made her professional theatre debut at 13, she pursues a dream to enter the UCLA Theatre School over the objections of a racist counselor who advises her to instead study home economics. A teenage Brazilian beauty in the U.S.A., she finds romantic adventures on both coasts.

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