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Valley of the Heart

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Oct 30 – Dec 9, 2018

Mark Taper Forum

Valley of the Heart

Luis Valdez, the legendary creator of Zoot Suit and hero of the Latino theatre (The New York Times), returns to the Taper with a sweeping new epic examining the difficult divide between America's ideals and its actions in this quintessentially California play, written by a master of the genre.

Luis Valdez's direction is daringly imaginative.

'Valley of the Heart' celebrates diversity as the true ingredient of America's enduring greatness. It is an oasis from cable news. Love binds the story.

An epic story of love, family, and country

The Yamaguchis and the Montaños are two immigrant families struggling to provide a future for their American-born children after the Great Depression on the farmland they share. But as their oldest children fall in love—secretly—the attack on Pearl Harbor throws these Mexican and Japanese American families into uncertainty and turmoil. When the Yamaguchis are interned along with thousands of other Japanese Americans, allegiances are tested, heroes are made, and the two young lovers must find a way to stay loyal to each other—and their country.

Presented in Association with El Teatro Campesino

Listen: Luis Valdez & Artistic Director Michael Ritchie In Conversation

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Written and Directed by Luis Valdez

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Performance date: Dec 7, 2018 at 8pm

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Nov 20, Dec 2 Matinee, Dec 4

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