Highway 99 becomes an emotionally charged memory lane for Luis Alfaro when his father has a stroke, compelling him to revisit the Central Valley of his childhood. As the family gathers around the ailing patriarch, the artist, activist, and MacArthur Fellow (Electricidad, Oedipus el Rey) conjures up memories of his youth (complete with an old-school slide show): from picking grapes to gospel-infused tent revivals, family holidays to running away from home at 16.
St. Jude is—in Alfaro’s words—“going from ‘what I am’ to ‘who I was.’” And it’s a remarkable journey rich with laughter, pathos, and surprising revelations.
Are you ready for the journey?
Approx. 70 minutes, with no intermission.
Recommended for audiences ages 16+
Mature content, language and sexuality.
Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.
- Scenic Design
- Takeshi Kata
- Lighting Design
- Lap Chi Chu
- Sound Design
- Adam Phalen
- Written and Performed by
- Luis Alfaro
- Directed by
- Robert Egan