Zorro in Hell
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|Zorro in Hell|
- Nameless writer
- Don Ringo the first Chicano
- Kyle the Therapist Bear
- Whiskey Pete the desperado
- Austrian governor
- 200-year-old woman
Tony Taccone, artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre described Zorro in Hell as a "bold piece of agitational propaganda" in a world capable of change. Taccone also analyzed the protagonist's humanity and role as a professional Fool.
Anne Marie Welsh of the San Diego Union-Tribune discussed the play's development in California's political climate from 2003-2005. Welsh notes the potential tension caused by the 2003 election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California and the 2005 election of Antonio Villaraigosa as the first Mexican American Mayor of Los Angeles in 130 years. According to Siguenza of Culture Clash, the play asks "Who is a terrorist and who is a hero? Who is a Californian?"
Karen D'Souza of the Knight Ridder Tribune critiqued the middle of the play for its overuse of pop references and racial stereotypes. D'Souza noted that the play "starts and ends so explosively, you almost forget that the center is a mess."
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- Taccone, Tony (2007). "Culture clash's zorro in hell: An introduction". TheatreForum. 30: 74–76. ProQuest 222767834.
- Welsh, Anne Marie (September 29, 2006). "A new stab at 'Zorro' - Theatre troupe's zany satire of sword-wielding hero has a serious edge as well". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- D'Souza, Karen (March 24, 2006). "Erratic 'Zorro' finally hits mark: Culture Clash's new satire loses its way in messy middle section". Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. ProQuest 461217562.