The new play "PLACAS," set in San Francisco's Mission District, tells the story of a Salvadoran ex-gang member who is released from prison and -- as a condition of parole -- must have his gang tattoos removed. The play explores issues of immigration, refugees and Central American gangs in U.S. cities. We talk with playwright Paul Flores and actor Ric Salinas about the play, which plays at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
'PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo'
Paul Flores, playwright and producer of "PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo"
Ricardo Salinas, actor appearing in "PLACAS" and an original member of San Francisco-based theater group Culture Clash