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American Victory, the play

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Henry Cejudo, center, listens as ASU theater and film professor, Guillermo Reyes, and students rehearse American Victory. The play opens March 2 as part of the Herberger Institute MainStage Centennial series. Photo by Taylor Fenno, courtesy of ASU

The alluring story of local Olympic gold medalist, Henry Cejudo, comes to life on stage this month as part of the ASU School of Theatre and Film’s MainStage Arizona Centennial Season.

American Victory, an original play by graduate student and playwright, José Zárate, is part of the Arizona Centennial Project New Works series. The play is an adaptation of the homonymous memoir written by Cejudo with co-author Bill Plaschke. 

The play is directed by award-winning playwright and ASU professor Guillermo Reyes, director of the Centennial series. Alberto Ley stars as Cejudo, and Kerin Martinez as Cejudo’s mother, Nelly Rico (read Kerin’s profile in Rincón del Arte on page 19).

Dates and show times: March 2–4, 8–10, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at 2 p.m.  Location: ASU Tempe Campus, Nelson Fine Arts Center, studio 133. Tickets: $8–16, are available at asu.edu/events, or by phone at 480-965-6447.  

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