Comedy, Theatre, and Flava: Marga Gomez Comes to MHC

Posted: September 1, 2006

Latino Heritage Month and Something Every Friday are pleased to welcome Marga Gomez to the Mount Holyoke campus. She will perform Friday, September 22, at 8 pm, in the Blanchard Campus Center Great Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Hailed by the New York Times as "explosive," Latina comedy legend Gomez will bring highlights from her stand-up act and award-winning plays and her motel room cooking tips to Mount Holyoke for one night only. In her performance, Gomez will look at Latina soccer moms, Shakira's bellybutton, gay cowboys, queer eye for lesbians, and Angelina Jolie's effect on global warming, among other topics. This high-energy night of stand-up will combine comedy, theatre, and flava.

Gomez, an openly gay Latina comedian, has previously appeared on VH1, HBO, Comedy Central, PBS, and Showtime. She received the 2004 GLAAD Award for off-Broadway Theatre, and was nominated for New York's Drama Desk Award in 2006. Gomez's acting credits include the off-Broadway and San Francisco productions of The Vagina Monologues with Rita Moreno, as well as the major motion pictures Sphere and Batman Forever. Gomez is the author/performer of numerous solo plays, including: Los Big Names; Marga Gomez Is Pretty, Witty, and Gay; and The Twelve Days of Cochina. Gomez's seventh and most recent play, Los Big Names, opens in Boston October 22.

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