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SAN FRANCISCO—The Latin Quarter: Maclovia Ruiz and the Missing Beat

May 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

A black-and-white photo of a woman wearing a Latin dance outfit, next to text that reads "Performance: The Latin Quarter: Maclovia Ruiz and the Missing Beat by Alejandro Murguía."

SAN FRANCISCO—Written by San Francisco Poet Laureate Emeritus Alejandro Murguía, The Latin Quarter: Maclovia Ruiz and the Missing Beat takes the audience on a tour through the Latino community and nightclub scene of San Francisco’s North Beach district during the 1940s-1950s as it was lived by Mexican-born, North Beach-raised dancer, Maclovia Ruiz. The play, which was inspired by the personal papers of Maclovia Ruiz and her Legacy Oral History Project archived at the Museum of Performance + Design, includes narration, recordings, projections, and dance. Audience members will hear Maclovia’s inspiring story and learn about the North Beach district when it was home to a vibrant Latino community and was known as The Latin Quarter.

Thursday May 2 , 2019, 8 pm

Brava Cabaret
2773 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

Free and open to the public. To reserve tickets, click here.

For more information, go to www.mpdsf.org or contact Kirsten Tanaka, Director of Collections 415-741-3531, ktanaka@mpdsf.org

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.


Brava Theatre Center
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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