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Mar 12 - 29, 2015

 

 

Theater Group Challenges Audiences To Think (and Laugh) About Race

The San Francisco-based group Culture Clash started some 30 years ago at a Cinco de Mayo event with six members, eventually winnowing down to three: Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza. Though they had a brief foray into television in the 1990s, Culture Clash finds its primary home in the theater.

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REVIEW: The Boston Globe

"[The] underlying message of this big-hearted sketch show by Culture Clash: Our differences notwithstanding, we're all in this together. We're all trying to master some tricky steps."
"very entertaining"
"reclaims the idea of multiculturalism from the realm of academic jargon, showing us what a truly United States might look like."

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REVIEW: The Arts Fuse

"Muse and Morros is a high acceleration non-stop one-act show where you hear from an uncanny congregation of marginalized voices."
"ArtsEmerson is to be congratulated for inviting this ballsy troupe to Boston."

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REVIEW: WBUR

"an immigrants' journey across time and geography"
"Every sketch Culture Clash delivers comes armed with that double-edged blade"
"this is volatile stuff"
"exceptionally powerful"
 

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PREVIEW: The Boston Sunday Globe

“Race relations are not a new subject in Boston,” Montoya says. “I find that to be helpful. It’s been a battleground, so maybe people are more equipped to have this conversation.”

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Info

  • Location: The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Emerson/Paramount Center
  • Created by: Culture Clash
  • Credits: Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Sigüenza
  • Ages: 18+
  • Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission
  • PLEASE NOTE: This production uses both haze and strobe effects.