Unprecedented in Los Angeles, award-winning playwright Tom Jacobson has created a trilogy of plays based on local history, simultaneously running at three local theaters. Mexican Day is being presented by Rogue Machine, opening at 4pm on Saturday, May 26th and running through July 1, 2018.
Lines are meant to be crossed. In 1948, Los Angeles Tribune reporter Hisaye Yamamoto puts her job at risk when she joins forces with civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin to desegregate Bimini Baths. Will it be a new beginning, or the beginning of the end? From 1902 to 1951 Bimini Baths was the premiere hot springs resort in the city of angels, serving everyone from movie stars to maids. Admission was just 25 cents, but only if you were white. A tragedy to triumph epic, this new play trilogy, The Ballad of Bimini Baths (Plunge, Tar, and Mexican Day), traces 50 years of social change in Los Angeles.
Written by Tom Jacobson and directed by Jeff Liu
“This play uses L.A.’s history to bring insight to the L.A. and U.S.A. of the present," notes director Jeff Liu. “It also celebrates the pioneering author Hisaye Yamamoto and civil rights legend Bayard Rustin and in some small way continues their story, which turns out to be our story.”
MEXICAN DAY by Tom Jacobson opens at 4pm on Saturday, May 26th and runs at 8pm on Fridays and Sundays, 4pm on Saturdays through July 1, 2018. Pay-What–You-Want on Friday, June 1 ($5 minimum starts 7pm, at box office only). Rogue Machine is located in The Met, 1089 N Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Tickets are $40. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at www.roguemachinetheatre.com
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