Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Cruising The Mexican OC ... (listening to Buddy Holly)

It was a classic scene … Modesta Avila, a San Juan Capistrano Chicana, who in 1889 stopped the railroad monopoly from entering into her tierra, lays dead on her property only to be picked up by public sector hard-hat orange-vests road workers … simon … that scene set the mood for The Mexican OC

The Mexican OC, directed by Sara Guerrero, is a firme and entertaining historical play about OC Mexicanos who have pounded the walls of ignorant institutions … the Yorba familia … the Mendez Family … Rueben Martinez … Gustavo Arellano … Rosie Espinoza … and many others … characters Debbi Murillo, a pocha real-estate agent, and a Chicana crossing guard named Yolanda Gomez meet and reflect on Naranjavilles’ past, present and futura …

And throughout the play there is wonderful REDEVELOPMENT SATIRE … in the name of progress … eminent domain … re: how OC DEVELOPED … and REDEVELOPED … and REDEVELOPED … through political and adminstrative seams ... and it’s here you witness a GABACHO’S WETDREAM … the Mexican Left VS Mexican Right … as Debbi and Yoli argue … “progress” or “oppression” … simon … it’s a reminder of the battles we RAZA estudiantes had with UC administration only then having to put up with the Hispanic bullshit from my other homies, the very pocho HISPANIC BUSINESS SOCIETY estudiantes …

1 Comments:

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVED THE MEXICAN OC!!!

 

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