8 Ways To Say I Love My Life Show Review

The show, 8 Ways To Say I Love My Life And Mean It, returns to the New CASA Theater in Boyle Heights for a three week run. After winning an Imagen Award in 2009, the show is back with the release of the book that shares its name.

The book, 8 Ways to Say I Love My Life And Mean It, is a collection of stories from 8 Latina authors (Josefina Lopez, Susan Orosco, Nancy de Los Santos Reza, Bel Hernandez Castillo, Laura De Anda, Margo DeLeon, Rita Mosqueda Marmolejo, and Joanna Llizaliturri Diaz) about their journey to self-love and self-realization. Excerpts from the book were woven into 8 heartwarming monologues that inspire and uplift audiences.

I took two of my sisters and nieces to a preview of the show on Friday, November 2, for a girls night out. On our drive back home, we talked about the performances that resonated the most with each of us. I didn't have to ask my sister, who had been sobbing beside me during Pilar of Strength, a monologue written by Margo De Leon and performed by Kikey Castillo. It reminded my sister and I of our beloved friend Sonia, my sister's twin, who passed after battling cancer. My favorite was Josefina Lopez's My Low Self Esteem Days, performed by Yvonne DeLaRosa. It spoke of the power we give away in our quest to try to find self fulfillment outside ourselves. It was witty and funny. Bel Hernandez Castillo's The Power to Say You Belong was my niece's favorite. They related to Castillo's ambitions of becoming a professional dancer.

I was fortunate enough to have received the book as a gift from my sister. I'll be posting a review of the book in a few weeks.

8 Ways to Say I Love My Life And Mean It is a tender show you will want to take your girlfriends, daughters, nieces  or mother to see. It will get you started on your own dialogue about your own journeys and dreams.

8 Ways to Say I Love My Life
November 3 - November 18, 2012
Fri & Sat @ 8pm | Sun @ 2 pm & 7pm

2102 E. 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

TICKETS: $20 - General $17 - Students/Seniors $15 - Groups of 10+ $15 -
Boyle Heights residents w/ ID
*Group tickets of 10+ must be purchased prior to show date.



  1. Saw it last night and enjoyed every minute of it!

    1. Sandra,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you had a chance to catch the show and enjoyed it as much as I did.


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