Men On The Verge Of A His-Panic Breakdown

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"Men On The Verge Of A His-Panic Breakdown"

The adult-only play, which is a series of monologues that chronicles the lives of various Latino immigrants dealing with transcultural shock of race and gender identity known as the “Hispanic breakdown,” will be making a 16 show run, beginning on June 2nd till June 25th West Hollywood’s Macha Theater.

The iconic theater, which is located at 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, 90069 will have performances Friday through Sunday (8pm Fridays + Saturdays, 3pm Saturdays + Sundays).

The Play which recently finished a successful run at Oxnard’s Teatro de Las Americas will feature an array of characters that will resonate with the diverse Hispanic population, including the naive Federico, “The Gay Little Immigrant The Could”; Vinnie, whose comfortable life with a sugar daddy comes to an abrupt end; Edward, a Latino actor who is used to being cast in anglo roles and must confront his true identity; Paco, a Cuban restauranteur who was imprisoned in his homeland and now exiled from his family because of his sexual orientation; The Teacher, a sexually repressed professor; the lonely Demon Roommate; and La Gitana, a Flamenco drag performer who is battling AIDS.

Elaborating on his enthusiasm, its LA-native star, Armando Rey said, “what a beautiful experience after all these years of performing in other cities to comeback to my hometown with this project that is so personal to me, giving me the opportunity to give a voice and a history lesson to my community that I care about so much.”

The show will be presented by Armando Rey in association with Macha Theatre/Films and Teatro Las Americas and is written by Guillermo Reyes and directed by James Donlon. Tickets can be purchased directly online by visiting or at the box office an hour before showtime.

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About Armando Rey: Armando Rey has performed in more than 25 stage productions with theater companies in Los Angeles including Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, Casa 0101, Frida Kahlo Theater, Teatro De Las Americas and Havanafama amongst others. In Northern California he performed with Teatro Vision (San Jose, CA) in the production of Bless Me Ultima where he portrayed author Rudolfo Anaya; his credits in San Francisco include performances at Brava Theater with 12 Angry Men (Juror #3), Thick House Theater Cloud Tectonics (Anibal), AlterTheater Two Sisters and a Piano (Lt. Portuondo), TheatreWorks, StageWerx, amongst others. Armando recently played the lead, Juan Julian the Lector, in 6th Street’s Playhouse production of Anna in the Tropics (nominated for Best Play at The Sonoma County Theatre Awards) in Santa Rosa, CA. Armando had the pleasure of working at The Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, Canada in the production of Night of the Iguana.

Armando received a Best Actor Award from the L.A. Shorts Awards and a Best Actor Nomination from the North Hollywood Cinefest Film Festival for his work on the film DIABLO in which he plays the lead, Gabriel. This film has received attention at several festivals around the world, including Cannes Film Festival (Court Métrage), Nice Film Festival in France, Hawaii, San Antonio, Austin, San Francisco, amongst others. Recently Armando was Associate Producer and Assistant Director to Bruno Bichir in the Rubicon’s Production of eXtras, starring Bruno and Odiseo Bichir. Armando was also Understudy.

Armando now prepares for one of his biggest challenges, his one man show Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown where he will bring life to seven gay Latino characters. In television, Armando has had a successful career in TV Commercials; Honda, Toyota, Carl’s Jr., McDonald’s, Ford, Walmart, Sony, etc. and also appeared in Univision’s novela Te Amare en Silencio. Armando was just named one of the 25 most influential people in the L.A. LGBT community by ADELANTE Magazine.

“Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.”

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