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It’s a gripping little detail, rich with tragic history, that grounds Luis Valdez’s sweeping new drama “Valley of the Heart” in its world premiere at San Jose Stage Company. If this unwieldy epic falters under the weight of its own heroic ambitions, there’s no denying the compelling nature of this deeply-impassioned political narrative. Valdez, a legendary figure in Latino theater famed for “Zoot Suit” and “La Bamba,” has so many stories to tell here that he sometimes forces too much information into every scene. The three-hour show is often more effective as a history lesson than as an emotional arc ballet shoes colour. Still, the history has a sense of urgency to it, a feeling that someone must bear witness to the past, particularly one that transpired in our own backyard..
Benjamin Montaño (a potent turn by Lakin Valdez) is the son of an impoverished Mexican sharecropper who falls for the daughter of a prosperous Japanese farmer amid the pain and paranoia of World War II. Bigotry, greed and fear conspire against the star-crossed lovers in the first new play by Luis Valdez in many years. Robustly directed by the El Campesino founder, “Heart” rekindles painful memories too often forgotten in the mythology of war. The operatic saga may get bogged down in its recitation of the facts, from the plight of the braceros, guest Mexican farm workers, to the bravery of the 442nd Regiment, but the production’s use of archival video projections (by David Murakami) is endlessly gripping. Joe Cardinalli’s vivid scenic design also effectively roots the play in the dusty, ramshackle world of prewar farm life ballet shoes colour.