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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502


Written by: Milcha Sanchez-Scott
Directed by: Tami Castillo Shelton

  • Evening Showdates: 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12 @ 7:30p
  • Matinee Showdates: 3/13 @ 2:00p


  • $10 per person

Note: This show is performed in English.
Run time: 1hr 45 minutes (including a 15-minute intermission)

Hector, a young campesino, is apprehensively awaiting the return of his father, Gallo, who has been serving a jail term for manslaughter. His family welcomes him back with mixed feelings. While his daughter, Angela, is eager to have him back, his son, Hector, feels otherwise. Hector desires to leave behind the farm and wants to use the family’s prize-winning cock, which he has inherited from his grandfather, to win money in order to move his family away. However, Gallo has returned from prison determined to continue the business and raise a new flock of roosters. Hector and Gallo soon clash over their differing goals. Mingling scenes of explosive drama with moments of fanciful imagery, the play deftly blends its two natures as it moves to its conclusion where, in a theatrically magical moment, illusion and reality achieve a remarkable synthesis.

Un drama simbólico sobre una familia chicana que cría gallos de pelea. Gallo, el padre, ha estado encarcelado, dejando a su hijo Héctor a cargo de los gallos. Hector quiere vender y salir de la ciudad, pero antes de que pueda convencer a él mismo, Gallo regresa a casa. Actuado en inglés con español.


Ramon Acosta as Gallo
Taylor Gray as Zapata
Anthony Mendoza as Hector
Zoey Mendoza as Angela
Gloria Stanley as Juana
Bernadette Garcia as Chata
Joe Daniel Montelongo as Adan
Grayson Stipe as San Juan
Taylor Gray as Shadow 1
Grayson Stipe as Shadow 2

Roosters is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


  • This series is partially funded by a Partnership Grant from the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
  • Made possible, in part, by the support of the City of Reno.
  • This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
  • This program is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities


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