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Wed February 19, 2020

Retablos: Stories from A Life Lived Along the Border

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Wed & Thur (2/19-20, 2/26-27, 3/4-5, 3/11-12) 7PM, Fri & Sat (2/21-22, 2/28-29, 3/6-7, 3/13-14) 8PM, Sun (2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15) 3PM, An Evening with Octavio Solis 2/27, 7pm

Word for Word presents:RETABLOS by Octavio Solis
Featuring the Chapters Retablos, The Way Over, Consuelo, El Judio, La Migra, La Llorona, Nothing Happens, The Quince, Mexican Apology, El Segundo, Neto, My Right Foot, and Jeep in the Water

Word for Word's latest full production is from author & playwright Octavio Solis. Retablos is a coming of age memoir; each chapter a memory tale, verging on fable, which paints a dreamlike picture of life in El Paso in the 60's and '70's. Drawing from his own childhood, Solis says that he wrote these stories "to see how that skinny brown kid riding his bike out there in the desert made sense of his complicated, deeply beautiful and troubled world."

The production is directed by Sheila Balter and Jim Cave and opens with press performance February 22 & 23, Saturday 8 PM & Sunday 3 PM (previews Feb.19- 21).
The cast for Octavio Solis's Retablos: Stories from A Life Lived Along the Border features actors Maria Candelaria*, Edie Flores, Carla Gallardo, Gendell Hernandez*, Gabriel Montoya, Regina Morones, Ryan Tasker*, Brady Morales-Woolery*. *Actors Equity Association.The production designers include: Scenic Design by Nina Ball, Original Music and Sound by
David R. Molina, Lighting Design by Jeff Rowlings, Costume Design by Callie Floor with Dramaturgy by Karina Gutierrez.

Retablos, Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border has been named one of the year's Best Books by Buzzfeed and recommended three times by the New York Times. The stories in the book are a memoir about growing up brown at the U.S./Mexico border - seminal moments, rites of passage and crystalline vignettes. In his uniquely framed memoir, playwright Octavio Solis channels his youth in El Paso, Texas. Like traditional retablos, the rituals of childhood and rites of passage are remembered as singular, dramatic events, self-contained episodes with life-changing reverberations.

$20-$58.

Presented by Z Space.
Wed & Thur (2/19-20, 2/26-27, 3/4-5, 3/11-12) 7PM, Fri & Sat (2/21-22, 2/28-29, 3/6-7, 3/13-14) 8PM, Sun (2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15) 3PM, An Evening with Octavio Solis 2/27, 7pm Word for Word presents:RETABLOS by Octavio Solis Featuring the Chapters Retablos, The Way Over, Consuelo,...
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