At the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building, the world premiere of La Lucha begins May 11. The immersive experience from David Israel Reynoso (Sleep No More) and his company Optika Moderna, presented by San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in partnership with MCASD as part of La Jolla's Without Walls series, previously had a preview run at the museum April 27-30.
La Lucha dives into the world of Lucha Libre with all the wrestling thrills and backstage secrets of the world of professional mask-wearing and high-flying Mexican wrestlers. Audiences can either enjoy the show from the middle of the action, or ringside cheering on the heroes and villains.
MCASD's Director and CEO Kathryn Kanjo said in a statement, “The artistic production evokes a story of love, loss, and honor through the trope of Mexican wrestling, subject matter which resonates in this binational region.”
La Jolla's Without Walls series offers immersive and site-specific works that push beyond the physical boundaries of the Playhouse.