Full Length Play
Settings Of Play - In and around El Paso, TX, sometime before cell phones.
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Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Al has to take the rap for his pal Duane's botched robbery, but before he goes, he leaves his drunken ex-beaty queen wife Sylvie in the care of his father Jefe. In the year he is gone, Jefe and Sylvie fall in love, and when Al is granted early parole, he enlists Duane in a mad and murderous hunt for the fleeing lovers. In the course of their search, they meet China, a weird changeling who wields a water gun filled with ammonia and purports to know where his wife has been taken.
"Winningly intense!" - The Washingon Post, Read More
"...[a] hootenanny of a script. El Paso Blue is an extravagantly written." - Pittsburgh City Paper, Read More
"El Paso Blue is a Tex-Mex, po-mo, tragi-comic revenge musical, a knockout of a show…" - Philadelphia City Paper
"...ambitious and stylistically nervy." - San Francisco Chronicle
"a concentrated, continually inventive, darkly comic delight…" - San Francisco Examiner
"an exciting melodramatic thriller with mythic-poetic overtones…" - The Oakland Tribune
Check out these photos from Gala Hispanic Theatre's production of El Paso Blue in June 2016.
El Paso Blue premiered at Intersection for the Arts in a co-production with Campo Santo in San Francisco, CA in May 1994 under the direction of Octavio Solis.