Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1980s
Settings Of Play - Various cities in the Southwest, including El Paso, Beaumont, Dallas, San Antonio, and Las Vegas. Mid 1980's
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Drugs, Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
A crime saga about the Santos Family Law Practice in El Paso of the 1980's, loosely based on the Chagra brothers' killing of Judge John Wood. Drugs, gambling, and trafficking fuel the law office of Santos & Santos, and the brothers are quick to incorporate the younger brother after the death of their father. He questions his relationship to his heritage as he sees his brothers so eagerly trying to live the life of the "American." When one of the brothers is tried for murder, Tomas leads an elaborate plot to assassinate the presiding judge in the trial.
"Exhilarating and provocative, Octavio Solis' Santos & Santos merits a serious look by regional and Off Broadway stages. An ambitious, wickedly funny melodrama...Santos is epic in both plot and its tart, free-swinging perspective." - Variety, Read More
"Shifting between hard-core pulp fiction and high-minded symbolism...Santos & Santos is a curious but compelling stage piece." - Chicago Tribune, Read More
Check out these photos from the Dallas Theater Center's production of Santos & Santos in May 1995.
Santos & Santos premiered in a production by Thick Description Theatre Company in San Francisco, CA in December 1993 under the direction of Tony Kelly.