Palestine, New Mexico celebrated it's opening night on Sunday, December 13 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Written by Richard Montoya for Culture Clash and directed by Lisa Peterson, Palestine, New Mexico is set on an American Indian reservation in the Southwest, and follows the fate of Army Captain Siler who has returned from Iraq with a secret she just can't hold on to any more. She is determined to set the record straight about the death of the tribal chief's son, but she discovers she is considered a dangerous outsider rather than a messenger of truth. In the battle to tell her story she unleashes far more history than anyone wanted to hear, or tell.
The cast features Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza, Russell Means, LaVonne Rae Andrews, Michelle Diaz, Julia Jones, Geraldine Keams, Brandon Oakes, Robert Owens-Greygrass, Kirsten Potter, Kalani Queypo and Justin Rain.
Palestine, New Mexico is playing now through January 24 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets range in price from $55-$65 and can be purchased by visiting www.centertheatregroup.org.
Photos by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging
Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya
Ric Salinas, Lisa Peterson and Brandon Oakes
Lauren German, Julia Jones, and Everly Lee
Justin Rain, Brandon Oakes and Richard Montoya
Russell Means, Geraldine Keams and Julia Jones
Brandon Oakes, Kirsten Potter and Ric Salinas
Kirsten Potter, Jessica Goldberg, and Hamish Linklater
Ethan Embry, Sunny Mabrey and Lauren German
Russell Means and Julia Jones
Brandon Oakes and Richard Montoya
John Avila, Robert Owens-Greygrass and Herbert Siguenza
Kirsten Potter and Lisa Peterson
Justin Rain and Kalani Queypo
Lisa Peterson, Kirsten Potter, Justin Rain, Brandon Oakes and Richard Montoya
Brandon Oakes and Adam Beach
Anne Marie McNaughton and Dakin Matthews
Connell Cowan and Susan Sullivan