"Exuberant, unshackled, inspired...a powerful demonstration of Chicano wisdom, art and wit."--Los Angeles Times
Nothing can prepare you for the incredible world of Culture Clash or for their first-ever collection. This three-person troupe of writer/performers is unique not only for its imaginative explorations of contemporary Latino/Chicano culture but also for its vision of a society in transition. Culture Clash physicalizes comedy and satire, paying homage to Charlie Chaplin, Lenny Bruce, the Marx Brothers and Catinflas, using vaudeville as a political weapon. This collection includes: The Mission, in which three out-of-work performers living in San Francisco's Mission District kidnap Julio Iglesias in a desperate attempt to gain national recognition; A Bowl of Beings, which features the tale of the world's first Chicano - Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son - and The Return of Che, the story of a Berkeley radical who brings back Che Guevara for a hilarious political update; and Radio Mambo, wherein Culture Clash invades Miami, uncovering a stewing pot of ethnicity and creating "a work that's as shrewd, vibrant and outrageous as Miami itself," according to Time Out New York. Also included is an introductory interview with Culture Clash by playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. Illustrated with numerous photos.