LAS QUINCEAÑERAS

Optika Moderna / David Israel Reynoso
San Diego

A La Jolla Playhouse Commission

From the creators of the groundbreaking Waking La Llorona, Las Quinceañeras offers a surreal, immersive, multisensory exploration of the famed rite of passage undertaken by many Latinas on their 15th birthday. The mysterious Optika Moderna opens its doors once again after years of secrecy and seclusion, inviting participants to undergo their latest procedure “Proyecto (15).” Adventurous audiences can book an appointment to meet with Optika Moderna’s staff of trained paranormal opticians. Within the lab, patients will experience a hallucinogenic journey into the early 1990s as they relive the fateful events surrounding the celebrations of multiple Quinceañeras.


Optika Moderna / David Israel Reynoso

Optika Moderna is a ground-breaking, immersive company led by San Diego’s David Israel Reynoso, the Obie Award-winning costume designer for the Off-Broadway runaway hit Sleep No More (Punchdrunk/Emursive). At La Jolla Playhouse, he designed Queens, Tiger Style!, Waking La Llorona (2017 WOW Festival), Liz Lerman’s Healing Wars (2015 WOW Festival) 2015 and The Darrell Hammond Project. His other regional scenic and costume design credits include The Old Globe, American Repertory Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Lyric Stage and Gloucester Stage, among many others. He is the recipient of the Elliot Norton Award in Costume Design and a multiple nominee for the IRNE and BroadwayWorld awards.

Website

$20

Performances

THU: 8pm, 8:05pm, 8:10pm, 8:15pm, 8:20pm, 8:25pm, 8:30pm, 8:35pm, 8:40pm, 8:45pm, 8:50pm, 8:55pm, 9pm, 9:10pm, 9:15pm, 9:20pm, 9:25pm, 9:30pm, 9:35pm, 9:40pm, 9:45pm, 9:50pm, 9:55pm, 10pm, 10:05pm
FRI: 8pm, 8:05pm, 8:10pm, 8:15pm, 8:20pm, 8:25pm, 8:30pm, 8:35pm, 8:40pm, 8:45pm, 8:50pm, 8:55pm, 9pm, 9:10pm, 9:15pm, 9:20pm, 9:25pm, 9:30pm, 9:35pm, 9:40pm, 9:45pm, 9:50pm, 9:55pm, 10pm, 10:05pm
SAT: 8pm, 8:05pm, 8:10pm, 8:15pm, 8:20pm, 8:25pm, 8:30pm, 8:35pm, 8:40pm, 8:45pm, 8:50pm, 8:55pm, 9pm, 9:10pm, 9:15pm, 9:20pm, 9:25pm, 9:30pm, 9:35pm, 9:40pm, 9:45pm, 9:50pm, 9:55pm, 10pm, 10:05pm
SUN: 8pm, 8:05pm, 8:10pm, 8:15pm, 8:20pm, 8:25pm, 8:30pm, 8:35pm, 8:40pm, 8:45pm, 8:50pm, 8:55pm, 9pm, 9:10pm, 9:15pm, 9:20pm, 9:25pm, 9:30pm, 9:35pm, 9:40pm, 9:45pm, 9:50pm, 9:55pm, 10pm, 10:05pm

Approx. Run Time

45 minutes

Location

Courtyard 17

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station – MAP

Patron Notes

Recommended for ages 13+.
Audience members wear headphones and a headset which which will block senses for portions of the show. Audience members will be guided around performance space. Waiver is required.