The New York hit comedy is now set to be the Los Angeles hit redux, from the company that launched the World Premiere and eight glorious months of Sideways The Play (now at La Jolla Playhouse), and Paradise – A Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy. EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA is an extravaganza of timeless humor, in five languages you never knew you could speak.
Set in the nightclub of a small backwater town, somewhere South of the Border. Pepe Hernandez (Señor Show Business) has boasted in the local press that he is bringing a group of famous international cabaret stars to town. He has persuaded his uncle, manager of the local Coca-Cola bottling plant, to advance him enough money to rent the club for three nights. It is show time for Pepe’s ambitious extravaganza, “Parada de las Estrellas” (Parade of the Stars).
“I laughed myself silly when I first saw El Grande de Coca-Cola in Europe, so I brought them to New York within eight weeks. It was an instant hit that went on to launch the careers of both Jeff Goldblum and Ron Silver. This production is like an old friend that I am coming back to visit, only better.” – Gilbert Adler (Producer; ABC Intelligence, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, Tales From The Crypt, Constantine)
El Grande de Coca Cola opens July 19th and runs 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm on Sundays through August 31, 2013. Ruskin Group Theatre is located at 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and guild members) and can be purchased in advance by calling (310) 397-3244. For more information please visit www.ruskingrouptheatre.com. Free parking is available at the theater.