You may stop by Los Amigos Food Market at 9th and Christian for meat from the deli, or other odds and ends at the grocery, but what about for a play about the Mexican-American War?
Chris Davis, a theater artists who has shopped at this market for six years, decided to put on a play in Raul Aguilar’s Italian Market shop.
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“It’s to combine theater and philanthropy,” said Davis, standing near the meat case watching the Tuesday evening audience come into the tight, tiled space (six people came). “Raul is a good friend. I’ve known Raul for six years. I think it’s exciting — I mean, look at all the meat.”
Davis wrote the play, “Juan-Winfield Escutia-Scott, or the Mexcian-American War, a Butcher’s Play,” specifically for this space, but so far has only been able to perform it in city parks, at a backyard party, and the SoLow Festival, a small festival of solo theater in Philadelpha.
You can catch the play at 8 p.m. on Friday, or at two different showings on Saturday. You can find out more and buy tickets here.