Culture Clash, the U.S.'s premier Chicano/Latino comedy trio, performs Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami characterizing the residents of Miami,at San Diego Repertory Theatre, Oct. 18- Nov. 24.
The trio -- Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas and Herbert Siguenza -- has become widely known for their witty vaudeville-style comedy. Radio Mambo...,based on over 70 interviews with an eclectic group of Miami residents, was recently produced in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where a reviewer in the LA Weekly wrote "smartly directed by Roger Guenveur Smith...[the show] demonstrates that this tropical metropolis is not just the city of Cuban emigres and elderly Jews, but is also the home of vibrant African-American, Haitian, Caribbean and gay populations..."
The show received three L.A. Ovation Award nominations for it's run, and a Bessie Award from Dance Theatre Workshop in New York for its off-Broadway run.
Director Guenveur Smith, is an award winning solo performer that has also acted in theatres such as The Mark Taper Forum and the New York Shakespeare Festival. Screen acting credits include several Spike Lee films such as Do the Right Thing and Malcom X.
The press release for the show reveals a poem Guennver Smith wrote about the piece: Radio Mambo is
Like an X-ray
In a few quick flashes
Exposing cavities and
The Body Politic--
What connects us
Tears us apart
Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami plays at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego, previews through Oct 24, opens Oct. 25, running through Nov. 24. Tickets are $23-28 and are available by calling (619) 231-3586. --By Blair Glaser