Latino actor/writer to conduct special performance

Award-Winning Actor/Writer Rick Najera Debuts Newest Comedy DADDY DIARIES One Night Only Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7pm at San Diego Repertory Theatre
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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego REPertory Theatre will present a one-night only special performance of actor/writer and native San Diegan RICK NAJERA's new comedy, DADDY DIARIES on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7pm. A local favorite, RICK NAJERA is an award-winning playwright and the father of three young children, including a one year old. DADDY DIARIES explores life as a father through his eccentric and comedic point of view. San Diego REP has previously hosted Najera's four original productions, A Quiet Love, Latins Anonymous, Latinologues and Sweet 15 Quinceanera. DADDY DIARIES is written and performed by RICK NAJERA and directed by GARY BLUMSACK.

"A new play from Rick Najera is always of immediate interest to San Diego REP. We are thrilled to once again host Najera's unique comic point of view and talent on our stage," said San Diego REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE.

Najera is one of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, honored twice as '100 Most Influential Latinos in America' by Hispanic Business Magazine. He is the writer of the current feature film in theatres nationwide, NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS starring John Leguizamo, Debra Messing and Freddy Rodriguez. Najera, an established playwright, published author and award-winning writer/actor/director/ producer, is one of the most produced Latino playwrights in the country. His nationally recognized comedy Latinologues ran on Broadway for 137 performances, a historical achievement for a Latino-oriented show. Najera is co-creator of KartoonTV.com and currently developing original programming for Mio.TV. His writing credits include comedies such as MAD TV and In Living Color. For the last four consecutive years, Najera has directed CBS' Multicultural Sketch Comedy Showcase.

The one-night only performance of Rick Najera's DADDY DIARIES will take place on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. at San Diego Repertory Theatre (79 Horton Plaza, San Diego). Tickets are $15 each or two for $25 and available at REP's box office, 619-544-1000, or online at http://www.sdrep.org.

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