Santos & Santos

by  Octavio Solis

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 5f

"Exhilarating and provocative, Octavio Solis' Santos & Santosmerits 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

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Santos & Santos

by  Octavio Solis

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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. 
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"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 


Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Various cities in the Southwest, including El Paso, Beaumont, Dallas, San Antonio, and Las Vegas. Mid 1980's

Casting

8m, 5f
TOMAS
MIKE - One of the Santos Brothers attorneys in El Paso, Tomas' brother
FERNIE - One of the Santos Brothers attorneys in El Paso, Tomas' brother
VICKY - Fernie's wife
NENA - Mike's wife 
DON MIGUEL - Family partirach, a ghost 
CAMACHO - Biker associate of the family 
PAMELA - Secretary for Santos & Santos 
JUDGE BENTON - Federal District Court Judge of San Antonio 
GONZALEZ - US Attorney 
CASPER T. WILLIS - Professional hitman and birder 
PEGGY TOMLINSON - Casper's wife and partner 
FELICIA LEE TOMLINSON - Peggy's daughter
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)

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Authors

Octavio Solis

Octavio Solis is a playwright and director living in San Francisco. His works John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, Ghosts of the River, Quixote, Lydia, June in a Box, Lethe, Marfa Lights, Gibraltar, The Ballad of Pancho and Lucy, The 7 Visions of Encarnación, Bethlehem, Dreamlandia, El Otro, Man of the Flesh, Prosp ...

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Santos & Santos premiered in a production by Thick Description Theatre Company in San Francisco, CA in December 1993 under the direction of Tony Kelly.

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