THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: CARLOS MORTON ON THE MANY DEATHS OF DANNY ROSALES, RIC SALINAS PERFORMS “57 CHEVY,” DON FELIPE ON THE OSCARS AND SERGIO HERNANDEZ ON THE REAL THREAT FROM ISIS.
This week Latinopia visits with prodigious playwright Carlos Morton as he recalls how his play The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales came about. Many of Morton’s plays, like Johnny Tenorio and Rancho Hollywood are farcical in nature. But his play about the fictional Danny Rosales is actually based on a true event, the murder and clandestine burial cover-up of a young Chicano by a Texas Sheriff. Here, Morton talks about how the play came about.
Also this week, we reprise Ric Salinas’ performance in Chris Franco’s play, “57 Chevy.” Though based on Franco’s life, the play acquires an emblematic dimension on the Chicano experience at large.
With Oscar ceremonies this week, we reprise Don Felipe De Ortego’s blog on the Oscars and his involvement with them over the years.
And with so much Trump discussion of the threat from ISIS, cartoonist Sergio Hernandez weighs in his take of the real ISIS threat.
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