The Villa Theater Lab at the Getty Villa is an ongoing forum for modern reinterpretations of classic Greek and Roman theater, as well as contemporary works inspired by classical literature. This weekend, the great performance troupe CULTURE CLASH presents their in-progress comedic satire SAPO,* the tale of a 1970s Latin rock band from the Bay Area, looking for Santana-like stardom in all the wrong places (Los Angeles). Sapo’s agent “has promised Malibu parties, but has only been able to secure them a dubious engagement at the El Monte Swap Meet.”
This story about borders, travelers, and identity is the first great theater piece to address the catastrophic aftermath of Inauguration Day 2017.
SAPO, February 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm, and February 18 and 19 at 3 pm. Tickets are $7.
GETTY VILLA, Malibu
*Spanish for “toad.” SAPO is based on Aristophanes’ The Frogs.