FNAM Event 2014

The San Patricios — World Premiere

PCPA July 31 – August 15 in Santa Maria
1100 S. Bradley, Santa Maria, CA 93454

August 28 – Sept 7 in Solvang
420 2nd Street, Solvang CA 93463

by Jose Cruz Gonzalez
Music by Daniel Valdez

From the playwright who brought us The Heart's Desire and Invierno comes the world premiere of the poignant and politically charged story of the San Patricio battalion. This strikingly contemporary play with music, packed with the explosive power of true history, opens the past to reveal patriots, traitors, heroes and despots of the war inside the war between Mexico and the United States. In this 1840s political drama, immigrant and native, Catholic and Protestant, officer and enlisted, collide as we rediscover the personal stories submerged in a conflict where Manifest Destiny met Conscientious Objection. This conflict literally shaped the future of both nations, setting the stage for America's coming Civil War and resonating in our world today.

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