Simple Mexican Pleasures

Runs Apr 4May 11, 2025
By Eric Reyes Loo

World Premiere Commission

Heartbroken from a breakup, Eric does what many do – deny the pain and skip town. But he finds it’s hard to enjoy a pozole in peace when the spirits of your ancestors are squabbling in both ears. Through raucous conversation with his ghostly guides and a surreally hot hookup, Eric’s impulsive trip to Mexico City awakens his need for identity, familial ties, and a deeper connection to his roots.

Performed in the Walker Theatre

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“From-the-heart writing” – Stage Scene LA

“Eric’s writing is simultaneously bawdy and hilarious but also deeply introspective and personal” – NCTC Founding Artistic Director Ed Decker

  • Full run: Apr 4 – May 11, 2025
  • Previews: Apr 4-11
  • Opening Night: Apr 12
  • Enhanced Safety Performance: Apr 17
  • Post-Show Discussion: Apr 20

Playwright Eric Reyes Loo (pronouns: he/him) first joined NCTC as a writer on the hit podcast In Good Company. His play This is Only a Test was produced to acclaim by Broken Nose Theatre in Chicago. His autobiographical play Death and Cockroaches was produced in 2018 by Chalk Rep in Los Angeles. In addition, Eric is a television writer/producer on Guidance for AwesomenessTV/Hulu and A.J. and the Queen on Netflix.