Paul Flores Brings His Theatrical Mixtape on Gentrification to Downtown Santa Ana
The walls of San Francisco's Mission District are alive with the vibrant colors of murals depicting Latino history and culture. But the working-class section of the city is also ground-zero in a decades-long gentrification battle, one that poet and playwright Paul Flores captures in his solo show You're Gonna Cry. Influenced by hip-hop culture, he freely samples that production with spoken word poetry in bringing Mixtape to downtown Santa Ana, no stranger to gentrification itself.
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