February 27, 2002
Comedic tragedy with Latino flair plays at CSUS
Explore humanity's dark side at the comedic
tragedy Santos & Santos at the Playwrights' Theatre
at California State University, Sacramento, March 7 - 17.
Santos & Santos, written by Octavio Solis and directed
by CSUS professor Manuel Pickett, is told from a Latino viewpoint
with universal appeal. The author, infusing plenty of humor,
weaves a tale of a family seduced by American culture.
Based on a true story, the play tracks the rise and fall of
an El Paso law firm run by three brothers. It deals with people
who overcompensate in their efforts to become more successful,
more powerful, more American.
The play follows the Santos family of lawyers as they pursue
their out-of-reach goals at all costs - efforts that eventually
lead to murder.
In Spanish and English, the author has written scenes inside
of scenes, and scenes that go backward in time, bending realism
as the play quickly moves from year to year.
Santos & Santos curtain times are at 8 p.m. on
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets
are $12 general and $7 for students, seniors and alumni. Tickets
are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
Additional media assistance is available at the CSUS public
affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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