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.