Quinceañeras, Jesus Malverde and Adan Sanchez Ohh my


When I first got word about “Always & Forever” I was hesitant about it. At best, I’m a casual fan of corridos  and I don’t identify with it on any level other than it’s a life style for some and it has millions of fans. When Adan Sanchez died it was just another regular day for me, but to thousands here in L.A. it was the loss of a talented musician and a young man. I didn’t even know that the play first premiered in 2007 at the Ford Amphitheatre and it was originally conceived around 2004 at Casa 0101 by writer Michael Spillers in a writing workshop. Now coming full circle in 2009, the loss of Adan is still felt and his music is still being played by his fans. The play, inretro spect almost seems like on huge homage to Adan, his fans and everything else that is tied to Corridos and Bandas. “Always & Forever” revolves around a quinceañera as family traditions clash with a young girls passion and love for Banda music and Adan. The play follows the family dealing with their everyday drama and the quinceañera, ultimately culminating up to the day Adan died. Anyone who is a fan of Adan of Bandas will love “Always & Forever” and even people who don’t know anything about it can still relate to some of the antics the family gets into.


CASA 0101 Theatre
2009 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

15 Performance

Friday May 22nd through Sunday June 14th
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 7 PM

Tickets are $15 general admission,
$12 Students/Seniors
and $10 Boyle Heights Residents
Group rates available

For reservations or information  call 323-263-7684 or visit www.casa0101.org

One thought on “Quinceañeras, Jesus Malverde and Adan Sanchez Ohh my

  1. I’ve always loved telling the most hard, tough, rugged Chicano guys who love Morissey/The Smiths how he is pretty obviously bisexual (if not gay). It ruffled their feathers like none other.

    But it’s also probably because I was a punk & at the time I cared not for those morose lyrics and meandering guitar riffing.

    This play sounds interesting, but I also have very little identification with this music. Again, it’s probably because of the anti-machísmo I garnered in my punk days. I can’t stand all that macho garbage. ¡Guácaletas! And I also have this probably biased urban point of view that looking like a cowboy/vaquero in the city is like pretending it’s Halloween everyday. It’s nonsensical. I mean, are you riding a horse to work? Are you really cow-wrangling all day?

    ::RANT OVER::

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