Revisiting ‘Ravine’ and bidding adieu to Brian Williams

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Thank you for your theater critic Charles McNulty’s column on Culture Clash and their refashioning of “Chavez Ravine” for this digital age [“Culture Clash Revisits ‘Ravine,’” Nov. 3]. A pleasure to read.

McNulty’s description of the action and its historical context — and his perspective — are appreciated. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been nearly 20 years since I wrote about the original production at the Mark Taper Forum (for KNX Newsradio). The play remains a valuable piece.

As a sidebar, I lived in La Loma when I was a kid. My family moved to Lincoln Heights a few years before the bulldozers arrived. I recommend Eric Nusbaum’s “Stealing Home,” an excellent book on the subject.

Luis Torres
Pasadena

Editor’s note: Luis Torres is an L.A. journalist who has written for the Los Angeles Times.

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