Jade Esteban Estrada will perform the comedy “Tortilla Heaven” about the first generation feeling at home, the second generation abandoning their roots and the third generation trying to understand everything without knowing the language of the past.
When the generations meet, they all can speak the same language, but that’s the only easy part of their journey.
“I’m really excited to see the show,” Isau Metes, president of PRIDE, said. PRIDE is one of the organizations bringing “Tortilla Heaven” to campus.
“Last year in ‘ICONS' he had such energy,” she said. “It’s cool to watch him transform into his show.”
This is Estrada’s second appearance on campus, as he performed “ICONS” last year. “Tortilla Heaven” is his fourth one-man traveling show. He has been featured on Comedy Central and HBO Latino.
“He is really personable,” Karen Granberg, student organization sponsor, said. “It’s not a show, he really interacts.”
“Tortilla Heaven” will be performed in both Spanish and English.
Celeste Angela Estrada wrote the play, winning the Gertrude Stein Literary Award. The director of the play is David Miguel Estrada.
There is no admission charge. This play was co-sponsored by PRIDE, Latinos Uniting, WSC-PEN, Drama Club, International Club, Student Activities Board, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Wayne Lutheran Campus Ministry and Sisters of Notre Dame.