Playwright (and acclaimed Culture Clash writer-performer) Richard Montoya wrote “The River” for the small, intrepid company Campo Santo, where it is having its world premiere.
More specifically, Montoya and Campo Santo’s Sean San Jose collaborated on the project, with the memory of Campo Santo co-founder-actor Luis Saguar, who died in 2009, in mind. Read More
At the beginning of San Francisco-based playwright Octavio Solis’ riveting new drama, “Se Llama Cristina,” premiering at Magic Theatre, a couple is slumped in a drug-induced stupor at a Formica table in a bare, seedy room.
Surfacing, they’re so wrecked they don’t even know their own names, let alone where they are and why, and who the other person is. The man is horrified to see a needle sticking out of his own arm and drug paraphernalia on the table. Read More
Novelist Denis Johnson’s fast-talking underworld characters are an unnerving lot.
In his latest, “Nobody Move,” there’s the main character, affable chatterbox Jimmy Luntz, who tries to believe he’s lucky, but we know better.
On the lam, he meets up with alcoholic American Indian beauty Anita, a troubled soul on a self-destructive path. Read More