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REFLECTIONS ON A BOWL OF BEINGS

The creation of A Bowl of Beings represented another turning point for Culture Clash. On September 7, 1989, Ric Salinas was shot and another actor, George Galvan, was injured in front of Ric's apartment while trying to break up a fight. Salinas sustained near-fatal injuries to his neck, chest, and abdomen, and remained in intensive care for five days. Family, friends, and fans held several benefits to raise money for to help pay for Ric's medical expenses. Out of this experience came Culture Clash's A Bowl of Beings, based around themes of Chicano identity, wit, and wisdom. A Bowl of Beings ran for six months at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, and Culture Clash adapted it for television for a 1992 episode of PBS's Great Performances series.

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"TEATRO CAMEPESINO ACTOR INJURED IN SF SHOOTING." REGISTER-PAJARONIAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1989.
"TEATRO CAMEPESINO ACTOR INJURED IN SF SHOOTING." REGISTER-PAJARONIAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1989.

THE FRIENDS OF RICARDO SALINAS PRESENT A BENEFIT FOR "SLIC RIC" OF CULTURE CLASH, OCTOBER 1, 1989.
THE FRIENDS OF RICARDO SALINAS PRESENT A BENEFIT FOR "SLIC RIC" OF CULTURE CLASH, OCTOBER 1, 1989.

COMEDY CELEBRATION: BENEFIT FOR "SLIC RIC" SALINAS. OCTOBER 30, 1989.
COMEDY CELEBRATION: BENEFIT FOR "SLIC RIC" SALINAS. OCTOBER 30, 1989.

ALTAR FOR RIC SALINAS
ALTAR FOR RIC SALINAS

"STAND AND DELIVER PIZZA," A SCENE FROM A BOWL OF BEINGS
"STAND AND DELIVER PIZZA," A SCENE FROM A BOWL OF BEINGS

"STAND AND DELIVER PIZZA" BY HERBERT SIGÜENZA. FOR A BOWL OF BEINGS, 1991.
"STAND AND DELIVER PIZZA" BY HERBERT SIGÜENZA. FOR A BOWL OF BEINGS, 1991.

"THE RETURN OF CHE," A SCENE FROM A BOWL OF BEINGS, 1990.
"THE RETURN OF CHE," A SCENE FROM A BOWL OF BEINGS, 1990.

"CHE!" BY HERBERT SIGÜENZA FOR A BOWL OF BEINGS, 1991.
"CHE!" BY HERBERT SIGÜENZA FOR A BOWL OF BEINGS, 1991.

A BOWL OF BEINGS AT THE LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER, 1991.
A BOWL OF BEINGS AT THE LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER, 1991.

CULTURE CLASH'S A BOWL OF BEINGS ON GREAT PERFORMANCES, PBS, MARCH 4, 1992.
CULTURE CLASH'S A BOWL OF BEINGS ON GREAT PERFORMANCES, PBS, MARCH 4, 1992.

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