Scene with Cranes

By Octavio Solis
World Premiere (2022)

Octavio Solis—known for plays of satire, mythology, and steely realism—is considered one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America. In this world premiere production, a tight-knit East L.A. family is left shattered in the wake of their youngest son’s mysterious death. Devastated, the mother searches for the truth by retracing her son’s final steps. In Solis’ signature blend of classic and contemporary, he parallels Jean Sibelius’ musical masterwork in a play of the same name. Exquisitely visceral, Scene with Cranes navigates the many avenues of loss, leaving us stranded in a meditation on grief.

Scene with Cranes is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance.

Photos: Gema Galiana