"Buscando America/Seeking America," a play about America as a multicultural society, is being given a premiere run this week at Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana.
The play, developed by members of the community college's theater workshop, centers on the modern-day encounters of the ancient Mexican god, Quetzalcoatl, with immigrant families, war refugees and others.
Chief writers for the 75-minute work are Roy Conboy and Shawn Quirk, who developed their material from discussions in Rancho Santiago's New Plays and Players Workshop.
Jose Cruz Gonzalez, who conducts the workshop, is directing the play. He is also coordinator of South Coast Repertory Theatre's Hispanic Playwrights Project, a play development program. In 1984, he was production associate for "Second Lives," an SCR production of dramatic readings about immigrants living in Orange County.