New Culture Clash Work Chavez Ravine Makes World Premiere at L.A.'s Taper, May 17-July 6

News   New Culture Clash Work Chavez Ravine Makes World Premiere at L.A.'s Taper, May 17-July 6 Culture Clash presents the world premiere of their latest work, Chavez Ravine, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, May 17-July 6. The work officially opens May 30.

The Latino comedy troupe Culture Clash — Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza — explore the history of a small community that once existed near downtown Los Angeles known as Chavez Ravine. Tracing the families and events that reshaped the area into the baseball stadium location, Chavez Ravine reveals the transformation of the Latino community.

Chavez Ravine was commissioned by the Taper and appeared as part of the 2001 New Work Festival as well as the Taper’s Next Step workshops earlier this year. Other Culture Clash works include Carpa Clash and Culture Clash in Bordertown.

Director Lisa Peterson directs the world premiere production with a cast that also includes John Avila, Eileen Galindo, Randy Rodarte and Scott Rodarte.

The design team features Rachel Hauck (scenic), Christopher Acebo (costume), Anne Militello (lighting) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound).

For tickets to Chavez Ravine at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, CA, call (213) 628-2772. For more information, visit www.taperahmanson.com.