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Luis Alfaro's 'Mojada' draws on Greek tragedy, Mexican American immigration

Luis Alfaro's 'Mojada' draws on Greek tragedy, Mexican American immigration

Reclining high in the Getty Villa's outdoor theater, waiting for the actors below to begin rehearsing his latest drama, Luis Alfaro looked nothing like an artist wrestling with tragic mysteries. He was more like a giant panda — large, round and relaxed, sporting a wrinkled, bright white shirt and a trilby hat, greeting the world with a naturally gentle and welcoming mien. "I'm pretty much a softy," Alfaro, a veteran leader among Los Angeles playwrights, had confessed a few minutes earlier. SIGN UP for the free Essential Arts & Culture newsletter >> But over the past 11 years, Alfaro persistently has plunged into some of the most primordially disturbing...

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