Saturday, August 19, 2006

Agitprop Chicano Teatro

Caught "Water & Power" tonight at the Mark Taper Forum. It's a new play by the Latino theatrical group "Culture Clash."

It's a thoughtful look at two hispanic brothers in Los Angeles -- one grows up to be a cop and one becomes a State Senator.

Politics comes into play and Dakin Matthews puts in a searing performance as the ultimate, sleazy political fixer.

Lots of references to local politics made it a fun show for a local audience, but my guest visiting from Sacramento, Julie Gallaher, said she enjoyed the local references whether she got them or not.

The only one I didn't get was "having lunch in the velvet coffin in the Los Angeles Times Building." I've got to look that one up.
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