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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: November 4, 1999

Future Speaker's Play Portrayed

The work of upcoming California State University, Sacramento Leaders and Legends series speaker Luis Valdez can be viewed this month. The theatre arts department continues its performance of Valdez' melodrama and musical "Bandido!" Thursday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 7 and Thursday Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 14 in the University Theatre in Shasta Hall.

Valdez is the founder of El Teatro Campesino (the Farmworkers' Theater) and director of the movie La Bamba and the film version of Zoot Suit. He will give a talk on campus at 7:30 p.m., April 9 in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets for that event are $10 general and $5 for students.

"Bandido!" depicts the life of notorious California outlaw, Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez' crime spree spanned from 1853 to 1873 until he was apprehended and became the last man to be legally executed by hanging.

Play performances start at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. The Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 general and $7 for students. Lecture and play tickets are available at the Central Ticket Office, 278-4323, or BASS.

The Leaders and Legends series kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 9 with a talk by civil rights champion and Klu Klux Klan adversary Morris Dees. The second speaker in the series will be Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain activist Medgar Evers. Evers-Williams will speak at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10. The lectures are in the University Ballroom.


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