CLASHS ZORRO IN HELL
created, written and performed by Culture ClashRichard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Sigüenza
directed by Tony Taccone
March 17April 16, 2006
The Roda Theatre
running time: 2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission
The performers are fast, inventive and versatile Jokes fly thick and fast political gibes, quick quips, pop culture and literary references sight gags of every description, including hilarious film spoofs, acted onstage and projected in clever combinations of movie clips and animation Welcome comic relief and a helpful call to action.San Francisco Chronicle
The funniest show the Bay Area comedy troupe has ever written Culture Clash uses the story as a starting point for an almost spiritual tour of California A devastatingly hilarious satire of just about everything Californians hold dear.Contra Costa Times
Culture clash mines Zorro for all hes worth The 22-year-old Chicano performance trio born in San Franciscos Mission District is always funny The irreverent quartet [of CC and Tony Taccone] opens up California as a cultural liquidation saleeverything must go!Oakland Tribune
A hot-topic comedy equal parts Mime Troupe and Mel Brooks, swashbuckling through the politics of race and power in California history A rabble-rousing call to arms A pastiche, pumped up on pop steroids Sharon Lockwood is a hoot and a half.San Jose Mercury News
Riding out of the pages of pulp fiction, its Zorrolike youve never seen him before. Following their 2002 hit Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, the missionaries of mayhem called Culture Clash return to Berkeley Rep with the world premiere of their Zorro in Hell. The trio takes on Zorros legend to explore homeland security in the Wild Westwhen Anglo-Americans struggled with Mexican immigration, Indian gambling and a governor born on foreign soil. At long last, its a look behind the mask of a mainstream icon invented by an Irish American Culture Clash style. Watch as the fox battles the Hollywood image machine and challenges barriers of class, race and ethnicity to become a hero for the oppressed in every land. Todos somos Zorro!
DOWNLOAD YOUR VERY OWN ZORRO MASK
Bring it to Berkeley Rep for laughter and funand a special treat when you show us your mask!
GET MORE OUT OF YOUR EVENING: FREE ZORRO IN HELL EVENTS
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY / 7PMDOCENT PRESENTATIONS
Add insight to your theatre experience by hearing about the comic traditions of Culture Clash and the legend of Zorro. Docent presentations begin one hour before all Tuesday and Thursday performances of Culture Clashs Zorro in Hell and will last about thirty minutesso youll have time to freshen up and find your seats before the performance.
IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF SIX OR MORE
Well meet with you before the show for a lively 30-minute presentation and conversation. Please make your request by calling 510.647.2949 at least two weeks in advance of your date. Visits are of course subject to scheduling and availability. Learn about other group benefits.
Culture Clash interviews Zorro
Learn more about the myth of Zorro
Culture Clash website
The official Zorro website
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This play is based upon the works of Johnston McCulley. The underlying rights in and to the property of Zorro are controlled by Zorro Productions, Inc., of Berkeley, California, which has provided Berkeley Repertory Theatre / La Jolla Playhouse with the use of its copyrights and trademarks for the purposes of this production. © 2006 All rights reserved. ZORRO®.
SUPPORT CULTURE CLASHS ROOTS
Did you know the Clashers are local artists? Founded in San Franciscos Mission District, their comedy and craft were developed in front of Bay Area audiences. So, if you enjoy Culture Clash, here are two arts spaces youll want to explore:
GALERÍA DE LA RAZA
a.k.a. the birthplace of Culture Clash, is located in the heart of San Franciscos Mission District. A laboratory where emerging and established artists explore contemporary issues in Latino culture, Galería events range from the Bay Areas only Latino literary lounge to more public art exhibits like The Digital Mural Project, going on now.
Modeled after Chiles peñasart houses where people gathered to share music, food and politicsLa Peña offers poets, musicians and painters a place to preserve traditional art forms and create new ones together. You can see the results of this fusion at Afro-Cuban music concerts, Puerto Rican dance festivals and multicultural songwriting classes throughout the year.
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