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German, Chinese, Romanian, Bulgarian, and Arabic. The combination of these languages affects our lives every day, in one way or another.” This movement also incorporates elements from the early Mexican dramas. In the case of i Viva La Click-ka!, the Mexican dramatic form known as revistas is used. Revistas, as Nicolas Kanellos describes them in his book, A History of Hispanic Theater in the United States: Origins to 1940, were a form in which “in-group sentiments could easily be expressed, especially through the protection of satire and humor.” This choice, for a Mexican audience of the time, created a forum in which to explore issues that affected them on a daily basis. The writers of revistas understood that their audience needed satire and humor in order for people to discuss the issues raised by the play. In this case, the dramatist asks that the audience go back and explore those Chicanos in political power, and this is best done through satire and humor. This new movement presents the Chicano as a member of the universal community and not an oppressed group of people that uses theater solely as corrective for the wrongs done to them. The audience, regardless of race, color, or creed, can identify with the problems explored in this drama. This new theater seeks to take away the negative connotations that accompany the term “Chicano theater.” The director of /Viva La Click-Ica!, Sonya Alvarado, finds the play an exciting challenge. She explains, “This play not only pulls from the traditions of Mexican dramatists; theater patrons will recognize an artistic blending of Naturalism and Absurdism that brings a refreshing new experience to the American stage. The click-ka created by these characters both protects and isolates them from an outside world that appears as surreal as Beckett’s landscape. in Endgame, and at the same time these men are products of a paranoid environment they have created for themselves. The idea of Teatro de la Nueva Onda is embodied in this play for all to see and explore.” Viva La Click-ka! will premiere at the Lubbock Civic Center, and is scheduled to run from May through June at the Performance Network, a professional theater company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rodolfo Valier Alvarado, a native Texan, now lives in Michigan. His play, El Norte, was published by Arte Pc blico Press in 1995, and he is a contributing writer to El Central, a bilingual newspaper in Detroit. CLASSIFIEDS ORGANIZATIONS WORK for single-payer National Health Care. Join GRAY PANTHERS, intergenerational advocates against ageism and for progressive policies promoting social and economic justice. $20 individual, $35 family. 3710 Cedar, Austin, TX TEXAS AIDS NETWORK dedicated to improving HIV/AIDS policy and funding in Texas. Individual membership $25, P.O. Box 2395, Austin, TX REVOLTED BY EXECUTIONS? Join the Amnesty International Campaign Against the Death Penalty. 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