Bracero history shared through performance

By Rogelio Alvarez “El Bracero,” written by Rosalinda Verde and directed and produced by Miguel Orozco, tells the emotional story of a migrant farm worker in the Bracero Program motivated to reunite with his lover through the artistry of mariachi music. The play was performed twice last Thursday at Ingalls Auditorium to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The production was based on the lives of braceros or manual laborers that worked…

May 11, 2016

‘El Bracero’ brings history to performances

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College will host two  of “El Bracero,” a one-act mariachi opera, highlighting the hardships of the Bracero Program. It will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m in the Ingalls Auditorium. “We’re proud to bring ‘El Bracero’ to East Los Angeles as part of our Cinco de Mayo festivities. ‘El Bracero’ dramatically portrays the obstacles legal farmworkers faced in the United States,”…

May 4, 2016