The Latino Theater Company’s new play “Solitude” opened on September 8th at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Written by Evelina Fernández and directed by José Luis Valenzuela, “Solitude” is about the loneliness of the class divide. Loosely based on Octavio Paz’s “Labyrinth of Solitude,” this Chicano existentialist piece explores what it means to “have” something and “be” somebody in 21st century Los Angeles.
The piece revolves around corporate lawyer Gabriel, who invites his childhood friends from “the neighborhood” to a funeral reception for his mother at his new, huge home in “the hills.” His friends accuse him of abandoning them in search of power and prestige, but he justifies his decision as an attempt to escape poverty.
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