San Francisco International Arts Festival presents PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo, a play by Paul S. Flores starring Ric Salinas.
Placas means barrio slang, a code word for graffiti tags, a nickname or body tattoos. PLACAS is a stage drama about family, transformation and redemption that focuses on a Salvadoran former-gang member Fausto Carbajal in the barrio of San Francisco trying to reclaim his family while letting go of his past. Set in today’s San Francisco, it explores the benefits and risks of tattoo removal for gang members through one man’s determination to reunite his family after surviving civil war in El Salvador, immigration, deportation, prison and street violence.
A production at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, which presents plays by America’s foremost African-American and multicultural playwrights, Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo is a dramatic look at the lasting impact that U.S. foreign policy and the Salvadoran Civil War have had on migrant and refugee communities in the United States.
A portion of the proceeds go to support CARECEN’s Second Chance Tattoo Removal Program.
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Lorraine Hansberry Theater
450 Post Street