El Teatro Campesino & San Jose Stage Present

Adios Mama Carlota, Empress of Mexico

A World Premiere Play by Luis Valdez

Sat Apr 20 (full schedule below)
San Jose Stage Company
Various Times
Theater, Plays


Luis Valdez, the iconic Chicano playwright and director behind Zoot Suit, La Bamba and El Teatro Campesino, stages the world premiere of his latest work, Adios Mama Carlota, The Empress of Mexico. Empress Carlota--daughter of King Leopold I, King of the Belgians--inherited her title after marrying Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico (later executed in the country Napoleon III had entrusted him to rule). The play is narrated by Carlota, 60 years after she fled Mexico to Europe in a failed attempt to save her husband's crown and his life. The production runs through April 28.


San Jose Stage Company
490 S 1st St, San Jose
San Jose, CA
Sat Apr 20 (Various Times)
Sun Apr 21 (Various Times)
Mon Apr 22 (Various Times)
Tue Apr 23 (Various Times)
Wed Apr 24 (Various Times)



  1. San Jose Stage Company
    490 S 1st St, San Jose, San Jose, CA