Octavio Solis is considered by many to be one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America. With works that both draw on and transcend the Mexican-American experience, Solis has a style that defies formula with darkness, humor and honesty. His imaginative and ever-evolving work continues to cross cultural and aesthetic boundaries, solidifying him as one of the great playwrights of our time.

In our new StoryWorks production, Solis responds to our investigation of California’s strawberry industry. Our reporters spent 15 months looking into the rampant and excessive use of fumigants used to grow one of America’s favorite fruits.

Interweaving the facts of the investigation with the imagined world of a young Latina mother from Oxnard, California, this brand-new production (which will be performed in Spanish and English) is running now through Feb. 14 at Tides Theatre in San Francisco. We’re also going to be holding performances of “Alicia’s Miracle” in Salinas and Oxnard, two communities that were directly impacted by the findings in our stories, in the coming months.

Get tickets today and join us at the theater!

  • Production run: Jan. 15 to Feb. 14
  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays at 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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