Chavez Ravine

On L.A. Theatre Works this week, the controversial history of Chavez Ravine, the immigrant community that once existed on the site that is now Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, is explored with humor, brutal honesty, and pulse-racing music by the nation’s premier Chicano/Latino theatre troupe, Culture Clash.

About the writers/actors:

Culture Clash is Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza, a three-person troupe of writers and performers who have been working together since 1984. The creators of more than twelve plays for the national stage, they are critically acclaimed for their entirely original use of theatre most especially comedy and social satire to explore issues of race, culture, and community in America. Their plays include RADIO MAMBO: CULTURE CLASH INVADES MIAMI; CULTURE CLASH IN BORDERTOWN; NUYORICAN STORIES; MISSION MAGIC MYSTERY TOUR; ANTHOLOGY and more. Most notably, Culture Clash has published two books of their plays, LIFE, DEATH AND REVOLUTIONARY COMEDY and CULTURE CLASH IN AMERICCA, which are widely read and taught.

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