If you look at the picture to the right and think, “Hey, that’s Octavio Solis!” you may be
showing youour age.
I think the website I found that image on was from 1995, and even by then Octavio had left Dallas for San Francisco several years in the past, lured there by the prospect of working with the Magic Theater.
Here in Dallas, in the late 1980’s, Octavio produced several plays in local clubs and for Teatro Dallas. A native of El Paso, he was a graduate of the theater program at Trinity University in San Antonio. His stay in Dallas was in fact fairly brief, but he had a definite impact on the local theater scene. And after his relocation to San Francisco in 1990, he continued to return for the occasional production at Undermain Theater and The Dallas Theater Center, as well as visits to theaters in San Antonio and Austin.
On May 24, Kitchen Dog Theater opens Se Llama Cristina, Solis’ newest play, previously produced only this past January at the Magic Theater in San Francisco. WordSpace is delighted to present an evening with the playwright on April 17 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary.
The evening will provide old fans and a new audience with a chance to get to know one of the finest playwrights in the the country. The evening begins at 7:30, with tickets at $15 or $10 for WordSpace or MAC members. You can preorder tickets here
or take your chances at the door.