June in a Box

June in a Box

Intersection for the Arts    3/6/2008 - 3/31/2008 (schedule)

Producer: Campo Santo

Category:  Musical · Cabaret · World Premiere

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Intersection's Resident Theatre Company Campo Santo present a new play with live music inspired by the song El Corrido de June Robles that tells the tale of the real life kidnapping of 6 year old June Robles in the 1930's in Arizona that shocked the nation. Solis, who previously created The Ballad of Pancho and Lucy (2005) with Beth Custer and Campo Santo, unearths this mystery today told through more than 25 characters in memory, song, past and present.

by Octavio Solis
A World Premiere Play
with Live Music written by Beth Custer

March 6-31, 2008
Thursday-Sundays at 8pm | $10-$25/sliding scale
(Thursdays are Pay What You Can)
There will be no performance on Sunday, March 23 (Easter Sunday)

Total performances: 15


Staff
Octavio Solis ....  Director
Beth Custer ....  Music
Kehren Barbour ....  Collabrative Team
Suzanne Castillo ....  Collabrative Team
Jim Cave ....  Collabrative Team
Erika Chong Shuch ....  Collabrative Team
Yadira De La Riva ....  Collabrative Team
James Faerron ....  Collabrative Team
Florentino Gonzales ....  Collabrative Team
Melyssa Jo Kelly ....  Collabrative Team
Tanya Orellana ....  Collabrative Team
Mathew Reiff ....  Collabrative Team

News

June in a Box
Dusty, derelict Tucson in the 1930s doesn't exactly yield the same media appeal as one of those placid, unflappable suburbs that recurrently appears in news features about violent abductions. All the same, it's the site of one of the most horrific child kidnappings in American history. Playwright Octavio Solis joins forces with the moodmakers of Campo Santo to bring us June in a Box, a groundbreaking performance that blends live music (composed by lyrical Renaissance woman Beth Custer) with a constantly morphing Rubik's Cube narrative. Based on a Mexican corrido, or narrative ballad, about the kidnapping of six-year-old June Robles in 1934 (two years after the Lindbergh kidnapping), the play is largely narrated by 75-year-old June, who relives the grisly ordeal through snatches of song and recollection. Solis breaks down Robles' story by examining how identity and events get distorted by time and memory. The older June breaks bread with her six-year-old self and confronts a host of oth
by Nirmala Nataraj
Media, Review

Notes: Resident Theatre Company Campo Santo presents

June In A Box

by Octavio Solis
A World Premiere Play
with Live Music written by Beth Custer

March 6-31, 2008
Thursday-Sundays at 8pm | $10-$25/sliding scale
(Thursdays are Pay What You Can)
There will be no performance on Sunday, March 23 (Easter Sunday)
References: http://www.theintersection.org/calendar/program_theatre.php
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