The Venture Theatre of Philadelphia will open its 1999-2000 season with Octavio Solis' El Paso Blue, an examination of the confused and complex relations between Anglo and Latino cultures in America. The story focuses on a love triangle made up of a Mexican man, his father and a blonde beauty queen. It's a set-up both dramatic and comedic.
Artistic director Tlaloc Rivas will direct. El Paso Blue runs Nov. 9 Dec. 5.
The rest of Venture's season is as follows:
€ Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kaia Calhoun, Feb. 8-March 5, 2000.
€ Rocket Man by Steven Dietz, directed by Rivas, April 18-May 7, 2000. The Ventura is located at 2030 Sansom Street. For information, call (215) 923-2766, extension 22.
-- By Robert Simonson