Date of the Event:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 8:00pm - Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:00pm
San Francisco International Arts Festival and Paul S. Flores in association with
Laney College Theater
PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo
A Play by Paul S. Flores. Developed with & directed by Michael John Garcés
Starring Ricardo Salinas of Culture Clash
Wednesday – Saturday March 26-29, 2014 8:00pm
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA
Wed March 26: $12 - $15 General Admission
Thursday – Saturday: $20 - $40 Assigned Seating
FT Students and Seniors $4 discount tickets
Thursday through Saturday only
Get Tickets Online Here or call 800-838-3006.
For discounted educational, special needs access and other group tickets, and/or more information call 415-399-9554
Best seats are available as tickets are on-sale now for the hit play, PLACAS starring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash. The play is embarking on a national tour in March that will also include Washington DC, Los Angeles, Denver and New York City.
PLACAS stars Ric Salinas as Salvadoran immigrant Fausto Carbajal, a now middle-aged ex-gang member recently released after nine years in prison. As a requirement of his parole Fausto must remove the tattoos that mark him as a member of his gang. Wearied by what has been a lifetime of violence, he accepts the terms. He is determined to reunite his family, traumatized by three decades of war, forced migrations and street crime. He returns to San Francisco to live with his mother, a war refugee, and hopes to re-unite with his ex-partner, Claudia and their now teenaged son, Edgar. But Edgar, who has not seen his father for most of his life, resents Fausto and displays disturbing character traits that remind Fausto of himself in his youth. It is clear that the reunion will be a difficult one.
At its premiere in 2012 over 3,000 people got tickets to PLACAS for the limited initial run of two weekends. Now, as the show embarks on tour there will be four performances over one weekend at Laney College Theater and tickets are expected to sell just as quickly as they did in 2012.
The Oakland performances of PLACAS are presented with the support of the California Arts Council, the Zellerbach Family Foundation (fiscally sponsored by La Peña Cultural Center) and the REACH Ashland Youth Center (funded in part by the Alameda County Arts Commission). The 2014 national tour of PLACAS is also supported by the The California Endowment Building Healthy Communities, the National Compadres Network and The Unity Council.
Media sponsors include KPFA 94.1FM: La Raza Chronicles, Radio 2050; El Mensajero, El Tecolote, East Bay Express and latinbayarea.com.