Paul S. Flores & the San Francisco International Arts Festival in association with The Latino Theatre Company present the Los Angeles premiere of “PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo”

posted Feb 17, 2014, 9:35 AM by BHC Boyle Heights

Paul S. Flores & the San Francisco International Arts Festival in association with The Latino Theatre Company present 
the Los Angeles premiere of PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo
starring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash, directed by Cornerstone Theater's Michael John Garcés
Limited Engagement: four performances only April 3-6
Tickets $15-$40
Advance tix and Group rates available call LATC box office (866)811-4111 
Associated Activities at LATC:
Thursday April 3 post performance Q & A with artists
Friday April 4 @ 6pm pre-performance conversation "Healing From Violence" with Father Greg Boyle, Jerry Tello and Alex Sanchez
Saturday April 5 post performance party and reception with cast and crew
Sunday April 6 @ 1pm Youth Voice for Change featuring youth presentations from Boyle Heights 
PLACAS (barrio slang for body tattoos) is a bilingual tale of fathers and sons, transformation and redemption that illuminates one man’s determination to reunite his family after surviving civil war in El Salvador, immigration, deportation, prison and street violence. Starring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash as in a dramatic role based in part on the life of LA peace maker Alex Sanchez, PLACAS was developed as a pro-active community response to the issue of transnational gang violence, presenting positive elements of Central American culture in the context of a hostile, anti-immigrant political environment. Using Fausto’s tattoos as a metaphor, PLACAS explores the process of tattoo removal as one possible path for former gang members to move forward.