MECA presents '57 Chevy
'57 Chevy is the autobiographical story of a young man’s journey, in the back seat of his father’s baby blue 1957 Chevy, traversing both physical and cultural borders, beginning from Mexico City to the USA, and later from the cultural diverse inner-city (South Central Los Angeles) to the "sameness" of the middle class suburbs (San Fernando Valley).
The Franco family find themselves having to navigate and confront the challenges of being the only Mexican family in a predominantly Anglo community during the 1960s. Layered with comedy, history, heart, and drama, this is truly a Mexican American story of 20th century USA.
Written by Emmy-winning writer Cris Franco, and performed by Ric Salinas of the critically acclaimed performance group, Culture Clash.