For someone born in the U.S. but whose parents hail from Mexico, there is always a disconnect that happens between the present culture and the one before. Sometimes, it is a flimsy synapse, and sometimes the disconnect can be a chasm. — Octavio Solis*
A death in the family, a mother’s anguish. Join playwright Octavio Solis and his cast at REDCAT for the world premiere of SCENE WITH CRANES.
Directed by Chi-wang Yang and set in East Los Angeles, the production marks the twentieth anniversary season of CalArts Center for New Performance. See link below for details.
Written by Octavio Solis, directed by Chi-wang Yang
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
September 29, 30, and October 1
All performances at 8:30 pm
631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles
The Saturday, October 1, performance—which will also stream online—includes a pre-show conversation with Solis and Yang.
*Ed Battistella, “An Interview with Octavio Solis,” Welcome to Literary Ashland, July 24, 2019.
Octavio Solis, Scene with Cranes, directed by Chi-wang Yang, REDCAT, September 29-October 1, 2022, from top: Emilio Garcia-Sanchez and Marissa Chibás; Stacia Marcum (left), Hannah Trujillo, and Angela Rosado; Chibás; Hilario Saavedra; Isaias Alexander Miranda; Tony Sancho and Chibás. Photographs by Gema Galiana, courtesy and © CalArts Center for New Performance.