Full Length Play
Time Period - 1990s, 1980s
Settings Of Play - All the action takes place in a single bare room of a dingy apartment.
This space becomes other past apartments.
Time could be in the late 80’s, early 90s. But it’s a tricky thing.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Alcohol, Drugs, Strong Language
Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
WINNER - 2014 PEN Center Award for Drama
A man and woman awaken from an apparent drugged-out night to find their baby missing. The pair relive their history in order to remember their way back to their child and to try to set things right. This haunted, poetic journey moves through time from past to present to future, and from darkness and doubt to the glimmer of miraculous light.
“Octavio Solis … is an accomplished playwright who knows how to manipulate a situation for maximum psychological insight, and this text appears to be so close to the bone that its subjectivity comes across with raw tension.” – Hollywood Reporter, Read More
"Solis' ear for details, for the small things that make one broken romance unlike another, make the dialogue pop.” - San Jose Mercury News, Read More
“A magical realist fable with a side of fried chicken…” - The New York Times, Read More
“Solis' rich intermarriage of gritty expletive-studded and lyrically allusive language carries [Cristina] a long way.” – SF Gate, Read More
“Se Llama Cristina retains some of the wild energy and crazy symbolism of [Solis’] early plays, but with a more mature sensibility underneath... If you are interested in edgy contemporary plays, go see it.” – Dallas Morning News, Read More
Check out these photos from Kitchen Dog Theater's production of Se Llama Cristina in May 2013.
Se Llama Cristina was originally commissioned and developed by the Denver Center Theatre Company, a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Kent Thompson, Artistic Director
Se Llama Cristina was developed in Hartford Stage’s 2012 Brand:NEW festival.
Se Llama Cristina is part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
with productions at Magic Theatre in San Francisco, CA; Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, TX; and The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena, CA.