Rumors, Secrets, Sand and Blood. U.S. Army Captain Catherine Siler journeys to the New Mexico reservation home of Private First Class Raymond Birdsong on a search for answers. The questionable circumstances surrounding Ray's death in Afghanistan create a crisis of conscience for the captain giving her no choice but to re-examine her own life along the way. Richard Montoya and Culture Clash, L.A.'s premiere Chicano performance group, return with a play about America's constantly shifting political landscape exploring loss, identity and the notion of occupied homelands. Palestine, New Mexico promises to be an inherently theatrical work that mixes humor and cold fact to unforgettable and galvanizing effect.
"Lunatic Irreverence… a rich premise and another sign of Culture Clash’s ambition to plumb new multicultural depths of meaning by broadening its Chicano worldview." -Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
"Outrageous imagery and serious subtext … a gallery of pungent and often moving character portraits..." -Bob Verini, Variety
"Richard Montoya [is] up to some of [his] old tricks… mixing satire, farce, plain silliness, pathos and tragedy..." -Jay Reiner, The Hollywood Reporter