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The Lyceum Stage
79 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA 92101
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 24 members
Review from Diane
19 events 12 reviews

Funny, provocative, current, with local insights into our own cultural differences right here in San Diego County. Very talented performers. We sent emails to many friends, suggesting they see it. It's not for everyone. But it is for anyone who...continued

reviewed Feb 25 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Tonim
48 events 25 reviews

Really enjoyed the performances by this talented trio. They took some loaded material and made it very relevant to the diverse auduience. The skits and the people portrayed were treated with respect even while getting lots of laughs at our...continued

reviewed Feb 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
9 events 3 reviews

These actors did a great job at portraying the lives of immigrants in the US. They looked into different cultures and races and how they fit in, or not. It was funny and their imitations were right on the money. However, if you are offended by the...continued

reviewed Feb 20 2010 report as inappropriate
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Written by and starring Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza.

Change has come in America. And nobody shows us the intimate details of a more perfect union than the Culture Clash trio with their out of the box comedic AND dramatic entertainment.

For over two decades this ensemble of writer-actors have practiced the art of theatrical-social anthropology by digging deep into America’s culture to formulate their outrageous brand of “performance collage.”

As in all of their memorable comedic sketches, the characters in AmeriCCa are adapted from real interviews with people from across the U.S. who live radically diverse lives. The troupe’s signature use of satire, vaudeville, mime and spoken word dramatizes the voices of the socially invisible and the New Americans, offering a fresh examination of cultures in flux. From Cuban exiles and Haitian immigrants in Miami, to a Puerto Rican political activist in Manhattan, to commies and dot-commers rubbing elbows in San Francisco’s Mission District, to expatriates in Tijuana and Ugandan cab drivers in San Diego, these are unforgettable characters who will leave you gasping, laughing and cheering.

Since creating this work at our theatre nine years ago, the ensemble has mined the cultures of Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston and Orange County (adding to their interviews with people from Miami, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and our own San Diego and Tijuana).

Culture Clash has raised their artistry to a masterful level that makes this work of theatre simply the most provocative expression of American desires, inclusion, irony and diversity that I have ever seen on the American stage. This is one powerful journey that will make you laugh, wonder and say “yes we can” all in the same evening.

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