JUAN-WINFIELD ESCUTIA-SCOTT, OR THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR, A BUTCHER PLAY (Chris Davis): 60-second review

 

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

With, “It was Mexico, but not your grandfather’s Mexico…” Chris Davis sets the tone for an enjoyably interactive, imaginative tour back in time to 1847 when the Mexican-American war would change both countries.  Written and acted by Davis, directed by Mary Tuomanen, this solo show takes place in the minds of the audience as they are led around the storefront space of Los Amigos, a butcher shop, food market and restaurant. The intimate space makes it all the more fun and impactful as Davis marches patrons around as he elucidates war incidents, re-enacts strategies, and introduces food items, complete with a few clever plugs, in an entertaining, yet highly enlightening fashion.

Davis makes playful eye contact with his followers while coursing through events, stopping here and there to highlight pivotal moments and people in reexamining the importance of this long ago war, and what it really means to be a winner.  The food is enjoyable too!

 

[Los Amigos Food Market, 927 S. Ninth Street] February 23-26, 2016; brownpapertickets.com/event/2498928

 

 

 

60-Second Review, Reviews, Theater - Tags: , , , - no comments

About the author

Lisa Panzer

Lisa Panzer has worked for many years in theater not only as an actor, but as a director, dramaturg, technical director, lighting designer, stage crew, and roustabout. A few of her favorite past theatrical roles include: Liz Imbrie in Philadelphia Story, Maria in Lend Me a Tenor, Mrs. Tarpey in Spreading the News, Mollie Ralston in Mousetrap, Trinculo in The Tempest, Bernice Roth in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and Felicia Dantine in I Hate Hamlet. In addition to theatrical endeavors, Mz. Panzer has also worked as a background performer in television’s Cold Case, Invincible, The Happening, several television commercials, and has played various roles in independent films including Project 21 productions and other commercial acting venues. (See http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3355274/ for additonal information).