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jj’s arcade (public shows)

April 14 - May 7

Mexican American Cultural Center

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Mario is a hard working auto mechanic in east LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother.  In order to honor her memory and cope with his lack of connection with his father, JJ begins to build an arcade out of leftover cardboard from his dad’s garage.  It is through JJ’s imagination and ingenuity that he is able to connect to himself and his family.  Inspired by the YouTube sensation, Caine’s Arcade, this bilingual play celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family.  jj’s arcade  will be co-produced with Teatro Vivo and presented at the Mexican American Cultural Center.

Best for ages 7 and up


Written by José Casas

Executive Producers

Carolyn and Marc Seriff


Sergio Alcocer

Theatre for Families Season Sponsors

Austin Community Foundation
Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Production Team

Nat Miller
Michael Krauss
Scenic Designer
Lacey Erb
Projection Designer
Alana Anthony
Costume Designer
Patrick Anthony
Lighting Designer
Pete Martinez
Sound Designer
Megan Smith
Stage Manager

The Cast

Diego Rodriguez
Jose Joaquin (J.J.) Hernandez
Alessandro Sanchez
Jose Joaquin (J.J.) Hernandez
Mario Ramirez
Mario Hernandez
Martinique Duchene-Phillips
Sandra Hernandez/Linda Garcia
Ben Bazan
Oscar Torres

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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