Albert Alcazar

Albert Alcazar is a natural.  The 21 year old actor with a winning smile and bulging biceps has two weeks left on his run on Miracle Theatre's  production of Louis Valdez ' s The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa and is in high spirits. As well he should be, the show has garnered nearly rave reviews and is  a bombastic jolt of energy from start to finish. Alcazar provides some of that bombast and quite a bit of sex appeal (he's single ladies!) in the role of rebellious son Joaquín in a Mexican-American family in 1960's California dealing with race, class, oh- and a talking severed head...  It had been a life long dream of Alcazar's to play a rambunctious "pachuco" and Valdez's script gives him ample opportunity to channel his personal love of " 1950's old school" charm and machismo into hoodlum-turned-revolutionary Joaquín.  This makes Alcazar's sixth production with Miracle Theatre Company, and his  rise from untrained teen who's family "would force me to sing at everyone's quinceañeras " to up-and-coming actor is impressive. While Alcazar (who began acting three years ago) admits he sometimes worries about a possible  language barrier, but his magnetic charisma is sure to translate in any language.  With dreams of working in telenovelas and action films as well as staying true to his new found love of the stage I'm sure we can expect to see much more of Albert Alcazar in the future.

What:                           THE SHRUNKEN HEAD OF PANCHO VILLA

                                    A comedy written by Luis Valdez

                                    Directed by Olga Sanchez

                                    Sponsored by El Hispanic News

When:                          May 8-30, 2009

                                    Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m., $14 Preview

                                    Friday, May 8, 8:00 p.m., $22 Opening Night

                                    (Opening night reception catered by La Casita)

                                    Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., $20

                                    Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., $22

                                    Sundays at 2:00 p.m., $20

Where:                         Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark StreetPortland, Oregon 97214

Admission:                   $20 - $22 depending on date; $16 for students and seniors any performance;

                                    All tickets only $14 for May 7, 2009 preview performance.

                                    Tickets can be purchased from, 503-236-7253

                                    or the PDX Ticket Network box office at the Hollywood Theatre daily 1-9 

No comments: