Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - El Paso, TX. Mateo's backyard patio and front yard, Lee's motel room.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Alcohol, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Winner! 2003 National Latino Playwriting Award
A dark work about self-knowledge and the nature of evil, where the devil lives in a godless world. Lee, accompanied by his photographer girlfriend Dru, arrives in El Paso to interview Mateo, (a convicted murderer recently released), over a period of a few days. During the intense interview process, Lee so empathizes with his subject's life in the past that he merges his own past with it in order to reenact it. The bloody conclusion draws upon the dangers of defining the nature of evil.
"What starts very slowly...builds to an effective and chilling climax, with Solis pulling out every stop in a terrific, contrapuntal quartet of memories and murder. " - San Antonio Current, Read More
Bethlehem was first produced by Campo Santo + Intersection in San Francisco, CA in July 2003 under the direction of Octavio Solis.