Flowers of Evil

Scene from Flowers of Evil

Let Flowers of Evil take you on a cross-cultural spree at Crossroads Theater.

By Susan Froyd in Things to Do
One thing’s for sure: You can pretty much always count on Denver Chicano Renaissance man Gwylym Cano to come up with something completely different. His reputation as a filmmaker is built on the funny 1995 yarn El Corrido de Cherry Creek, but he’s also made a name locally as a spoken-word poet and actor, as well as editor of the late comedian Don Becker’s yet-to-be-released autobiography, One Hand Clapping. Read more of the Westword article here.

Cano pulled out his inner Woody Allen. He wrote, directed and starred in Flowers of Evil.  The first production workshop ran in June, 2009, at Denver’s Crossroads Theater. Cano hopes to bring back the quirky comedy in 2010.

What’s it about? A wannabe writer meets a quirky conceptual artist involved in an assasin’s ploy to catch a serial killer. The hunters become the hunted in this ridiculous chase through Colorado.

Flowers of Evil starred Phil Luna, Valerie Castillo, R. Tobias Smith and Gwylym Cano.

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And through it all, a couple of things linger: a strong sense of place and a wild, black streak of humor. Originally from East L.A., Cano ended up in the Denver arts community after doing some time at Yale, where he must have picked up an affinity for the sophicated thinking that regularly crosses paths with the power of culture in his works.


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