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Santos & Santos

Octavio Solis

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f, 8m

"Exhilarating and provocative, Octavio Solis' Santos & Santosmerits a serious look by regional and Off Broadway stages. An ambitious, wickedly funny melodrama [...] Santos is epic in both plot and its tart, free-swinging perspective." - Variety

Santos & Santos

by  Octavio Solis

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
A crime saga about the Santos Family Law Practice in El Paso of the 1980's, loosely based on the Chagra brothers' killing of Judge John Wood. Drugs, gambling, and trafficking fuel the law office of Santos & Santos, and the brothers are quick to incorporate the younger brother after the death of their father. He questions his relationship to his heritage as he sees his brothers so eagerly trying to live the life of the "American." When one of the brothers is tried for murder, Tomas leads an elaborate plot to assassinate the presiding judge in the trial. 
History

Santos & Santos premiered in a production by Thick Description Theatre Company in San Francisco, CA in December 1993 under the direction of Tony Kelly.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Drugs
  • Gun Shots
  • Intense Adult Themes
  • Strong Language

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Setting:

Various cities in the Southwest, including El Paso, Beaumont, Dallas, San Antonio, and Las Vegas. Mid 1980's

Casting

5f, 8m
Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
TOMAS
MIKE - One of the Santos Brothers attorneys in El Paso, Tomas' brother
FERNIE - One of the Santos Brothers attorneys in El Paso, Tomas' brother
VICKY - Fernie's wife
NENA - Mike's wife 
DON MIGUEL - Family partirach, a ghost 
CAMACHO - Biker associate of the family 
PAMELA - Secretary for Santos & Santos 
JUDGE BENTON - Federal District Court Judge of San Antonio 
GONZALEZ - US Attorney 
CASPER T. WILLIS - Professional hitman and birder 
PEGGY TOMLINSON - Casper's wife and partner 
FELICIA LEE TOMLINSON - Peggy's daughter

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REVIEWS 

"Exhilarating and provocative, Octavio Solis' Santos & Santos merits a serious look by regional and Off Broadway stages. An ambitious, wickedly funny melodrama...Santos is epic in both plot and its tart, free-swinging perspective." - Variety, Read More 

"Shifting between hard-core pulp fiction and high-minded symbolism...Santos & Santos is a curious but compelling stage piece." - Chicago Tribune, Read More 

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Octavio Solis

Octavio Solis is a playwright and director whose works Quixote Nuevo, Mother Road, Hole in the Sky, Alicia’s Miracle, Se Llama Cristina, John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, Ghosts of the River, Quixote, Lydia, June in a Box, Gibraltar, The Ballad of Pancho and Lucy, The Seven Visions of Encarnación, Dreamlandia, E ...

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