El Ultimo Coconut

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Socially awkward Mexican American teenager Coco has no trouble talking to his blog follower “Minions”. Talking to his mother is a bit more difficult, especially as she makes him sit in his special chair. El Ultimo Coconut is a coming of age tale about a young man navigating many different worlds. The massive multiplayer role playing game World of Warcraft, the Arizona/Mexico border, and the family dinner table all provide canvas for his incredible journey as he carves out a sense of identity and tries to get into MIT. In this solo show, Gerald Alejandro Ford takes on the both family politics and cyber-nerdom with humor and humanity. Ford embodies all the characters, from the polar opposite twin brothers at the story's core, to vigilante border patrols, Mexican strippers and the boy's protective emotional mama.

Reviews

I really enjoyed this show! Gerald is fantastic at playing characters and he plays a range of characters with great ease. He really takes you into his world, and after seeing the show, I feel like I have a good sense about him as a person and there's a lot to like about him. He's a real coconut!

sweet - Steve Chang


What makes ‘El Ultimo Coconut' great is it comes from a real place. Very honest, very funny and like the various characters that he so effortlessly weaves in and out of, Gerald also manages to pack on real complexities. At the surface, it's a story about a young man trying to find his identity and follow his dream. But it's also about family and race relations and racial stereotypes and racial segregation and breaking bad family chains, rising above to be better than what people expect of you. But none of it feels heavy-handed. It's all done through comedy and you're laughing along the entire time without ever realizing the deeper meaning the story is giving you. Superbly acted, funny as hell and characters that ring true, not only for people of Hispanic heritage, but for everyone that can attest to the feeling of following your dream and breaking away from the expectations that family or society gives you. In short, an hour well worth spent. Check it out, check it out.

sweet - David Flores


Really enjoyed this show! The story was simultaneously poignant and funny. The humor managed to be sharp and witty without being raunchy. The performance was excellent with Gerald seamlessly transforming from one character to the next. I would highly recommend and would definitely see again.

sweet - Sofi Rivera


Gerald Ford's solo show, El Ultimo Coconut, had the perfect blend of humor and vulnerability. It is a coming of age story that anyone from any culture can identify with. He transitioned from character to character without missing a beat. I laughed and I was genuinely moved.

sweet - Jaimie Paulson


I really enjoyed this show! Gerald is fantastic at playing characters and he plays a range of characters with great ease. He really takes you into his world, and after seeing the show, I feel like I have a good sense about him as a person and there's a lot to like about him. He's a real coconut!

sweet - Steve Chang


What makes ‘El Ultimo Coconut' great is it comes from a real place. Very honest, very funny and like the various characters that he so effortlessly weaves in and out of, Gerald also manages to pack on real complexities. At the surface, it's a story about a young man trying to find his identity and follow his dream. But it's also about family and race relations and racial stereotypes and racial segregation and breaking bad family chains, rising above to be better than what people expect of you. But none of it feels heavy-handed. It's all done through comedy and you're laughing along the entire time without ever realizing the deeper meaning the story is giving you. Superbly acted, funny as hell and characters that ring true, not only for people of Hispanic heritage, but for everyone that can attest to the feeling of following your dream and breaking away from the expectations that family or society gives you. In short, an hour well worth spent. Check it out, check it out.

sweet - David Flores


Really enjoyed this show! The story was simultaneously poignant and funny. The humor managed to be sharp and witty without being raunchy. The performance was excellent with Gerald seamlessly transforming from one character to the next. I would highly recommend and would definitely see again.

sweet - Sofi Rivera


Gerald Ford's solo show, El Ultimo Coconut, had the perfect blend of humor and vulnerability. It is a coming of age story that anyone from any culture can identify with. He transitioned from character to character without missing a beat. I laughed and I was genuinely moved.

sweet - Jaimie Paulson