7 Visions

One of the fascinations this country holds for us is the process by which it turns people into "A People".

Octavio Solis, playwright



7 Visions is a search for cultural identity and a spiritual quest. Written to coincide the Mexican holiday, Di­a de los Muertos, the play is narrated by the bony Calaca Flaca (a very urban skeleton) in "corrido" fashion, singing of a young Mission monk named Encarnacion who has a crisis of faith and identity when seven visions thrust him towards a new understanding of his true Latino core. Directed by Larry Reed Written by Octavio Solis Design by Victor Cartegena Music by Richard Marriott and Cascada de Flores.

2002

Quotes from the press:

7 Visions of Encarnacion is a beguiling visual feast. Reed wields his shadow-artistry in "7 Visions" with what seems to be new levels of depth and dimension.

- San Francisco Chronicle

This remarkable venture exactly captures the spirit of Day of the Dead a must-see-to-believe.

- San Francisco Bay Guardian

The appeal of shadow theater is the quiet seduction of a dream.

- SF Weekly

A Day of the Dead spectacle for all ages and eras.

- Digital City

the performers:

Lorna Aquino Chui, Carlos Baron, Victor Cartagena, Luis Cortes, Cascada de Flores, Debora Iyall, Leonidas Kassapides, Tania Llambelis, Christine Marie, Richard Marriot, I Made Moja, Larry Reed, Octavio Solis