Crusading for Justice at Bimini Baths


Jully Lee as Hisaye Yamamoto and Donathan Walters as Bayard Rustin in “Mexican Day.”  (Photo by John Perrin Flynn)


Rogue Machine Theatre presents the world premiere of “Mexican Day” by Tom Jacobson, directed by Jeff Liu, through July 1 at the MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave. in Los Angeles.

Showtimes are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m., Sundays at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles, 1948. The soldiers are home, Japanese Americans are freed from internment, but the city remains stuck in its divided past. Enter famed civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who enlists Los Angeles Tribune reporter Hisaye Yamamoto in a campaign to break the color line at the celebrated Bimini Baths. Admission of non-whites is permitted only on “Mexican Day,” i.e., the day before the pools are to be emptied and cleaned.