Un Nuevo Capítulo: An American Novela opens at San Antonio's Black Potion Thursday

The play will open Thursday, Sept. 15 at Black Potion, a new, 6,500-square-foot "board-game bar" in the Deco District.

click to enlarge The play will run from Sept. 15-25, with performances on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. - Facebook / Aria Creative Productions
Facebook / Aria Creative Productions
The play will run from Sept. 15-25, with performances on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Written by playwright Patricia Zamora and directed by Jade Esteban Estrada, Un Nuevo Capítulo: An American Novela is a romantic comedy about a young Latina who brings her white boyfriend's family over for dinner.

"I have been called to write this play for nearly 20 years," Zamora said in a statement. "There is not one entry point for the inspiration of Un Nuevo Capítulo: An American Novela, but rather incalculable amounts of inspiration; from my love of situational comedies, experiences with friends, family and even strangers. What has come out of it is, I believe, is a fantastic vehicle for female Latin actors and a story that normalizes our experience as humans navigating through life with love at the center, and a lot of laughs."

The play will open Thursday, Sept. 15 at Black Potion, a new, 6,500-square-foot "board-game bar" in the Deco District. Since opening, the venue has hosted events ranging from card game tournaments and the 48-Hour Film Festival.

"I have this gift that was given to me, and I need to share it," owner Enrique Cortez recently told the Current. "If you're a creative person, and you want to put on a showcase or a play, talk to me. The answer is yes. I want to see cool shit happening. I want to bring that to the community and be a gathering place for creatives so we can see their ideas come to life."

$17-$25, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15-25, Black Potion, 1900 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 101, (210) 849-0608, facebook.com/ariacreativeproductions.

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