PLANETA MEX by Florinda Flores
Sunday, February 26, 2012 @ 6:30pm
State Theatre, 719 Congress Ave.
Planeta meX is the story of Celeste, a self-destructive party girl slumming with her friends across the Mexican border. While the very real threat of drug violence rages outside, Celeste is inside a garish nightclub, using drugs and casual sex to obliterate the thought of her destructive parents and her gifted brother’s tragic and untimely death. An encounter with a mysterious drug dealer who offers her a magical drug, obsidiana, leads her on a hellish descent into a psychological underworld of terror, memory… and eventually the truth
that is her salvation.
Florinda Flores is a playwright from Laredo, TX now living in San Antonio. She judged the 2001 Scenarios, U.S.A script contest in New York City and now serves as a consultant for El Teatro Chicano de Laredo. Florinda holds a B.A. in Theater and Dance from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Goddard College. She currently teaches English at San Antonio College.