"Mysterious, magical, funny, tragic ... insightful. Shocking! It took a few minutes for me to get up from my seat at last night's performance of "Lydia", a play written by Octavio Solis and directed by Juliette Carillo at the Music Center's Mark Taper Forum. The incredibly descriptive language, realistic sets and honest acting by a fine ensemble of Latino talent was awe-inspiring.
But the story, or should I say, stories that were interwoven in the two acts were familiar and exotic at the same time. Though it's set in El Paso in the 1970s -- a city I've only come to know the past couple years -- "Lydia" is, in the words of Jesus Reyes, whose interview with the playwrite and director is published here, a perfect LatinoLA play.
I couldn't agree more."
- Abelardo, el editor
From: LatinoLA Newsletter 4.16.09