The play of the Life of Raul Castro by James Garcia

James Garcia, left, as Gov. Raul Castro

On this beautiful Change of Venue Friday, I urge on you what looks to be a terrific play about an Arizona lawyer legend.

American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Raúl H. Castro is not likely to feature singing and dancing. But you will enjoy a play about an Arizona pioneer—in every sense of the word.

We’ve been pleased to cover the life and career of former Governor Castro here in Arizona Attorney. And if you ever get the opportunity to hear the Governor speak, you should not pass it up.

The play is presented by the inestimable New Carpa Theatre (full disclosure: My daughter Willa has acted in some of the group’s phenomenal shows.). And the lead role is played by actor James Garcia—who also is the playwright.

As the theatre describes the play:

“American Dreamer is the true story of a living legend, Raul H. Castro, who came to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution. Now 96, he’s been a farm worker, boxer, teacher, lawyer, judge, U.S. ambassador to three nations, and in the 1970s he served as Arizona’s only ever Hispanic governor.”

The Phoenix performance will occur October 26 through 28 at Playhouse on the Park, 1850 North Central Ave. Friday and Saturday night shows start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. The show runs approximately two hours.

Tickets are available on sale here, or at the New Carpa website. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Have a wonderful weekend.