written and performed by Culture Clash
California was born from a clash of cultures, and now Culture Clash explodes the romantic myths surrounding its creation. Following their 2002 hit, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, these missionaries of mayhem return to Berkeley Rep with the world premiere of Zorro in Hell. Employing their usual irreverence, the trio takes on this legend to explore questions of homeland security in the Wild West?when Anglo-Americans struggled with such issues as Mexican immigration, Indian gambling and a governor born on foreign soil. At long last, it?s a Latin look behind the mask of this mainstream icon invented by an Irish American. Zorro rides out of the pages of pulp fiction, through the Hollywood image machine and beyond the barriers of class, race and ethnicity to become a hero for the oppressed in every land. Both history and histrionics play a role when Zorro in Hell is unsheathed!
details on the Berkeley Rep site: http://www.berkeleyrep.org/HTML/CurrentSeason/700.html
Added by efleishe on February 1, 2006