You're Gonna Cry (2016)

Paul Flores tells the story of gentrification in the historical Mission District of San Francisco during the dot-com bubble of the 1990's. This one man play explores the intersections of culture, heritage and economic class, all colliding in the face of changing times. In the same vein as Sarah Jones and Anna Deavere Smith, a single performer represents a mosaic of characters. From the immigrant minorities that have built the community in the Mission District, to the newly arrived hegemonic whites, there is a multitude of voices in this multicultural, intergenerational piece. Some featured characters are a Chicano poet, a wise street poetry dealer, an angry Latina neighbor, and a tech worker who is the face of gentrification in the neighborhood. You're Gonna Cry is a performance driven by humor, personal storytelling and even the surreal, as beer cans talk and fight with each other. The constant question is: What constitutes a community?


Additional Info

  • Title: You're Gonna Cry
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video
  • Duration: 1:19:16
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 5/28/2016
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Performed by Paul S. Flores
  • Credits: Produced by Theater MadCap, Directed by Eric Reid 2016 version. Originally directed and developed with Brian Freeman. Written by Paul S. Flores