Nuestra Pastorela: A Mexican Holiday Tradition...with a twist!
Performed in English, Spanish and Spanglish...Nuestra Pastorela returns to the Latino Cultural Center with its family-friendly spin on a Mexican holiday tradition! Written by Dallas' own Jeffry Farrell and Cara Mía's David Lozano, this unique and zany adaptation of the Mexican shepherd's tale features all the usual suspects. You'll see the Angel Gabriel, the shepherds traveling to Bethlehem, and the bumbling devils, depicted in the playful style of the Mexican folk tradition, plotting the shepherds' doom by tempting them with the seven mortal sins. When the shepherds don the "smallest mask in the world" (the red clown nose), chaos ensues and hilarity abounds with broad physical comedy and slapstick. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind production for anyone who is a child at heart!
The Farrell/Lozano team has collaborated for years to critical acclaim. One of their first Cara Mía collaborations, To Die:Go in Leaves by Frida Kahlo, was called "purely, intoxicatingly theatrical" and named "One of the Top Ten Plays of 2003" by the Dallas Morning News. Of Farrell/Lozano's Nuestra Pastorela, the Fort Worth-Star Telegram wrote, "magic needs no translation". You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind production!
You won't want to miss the Special Opening Night festivities on Friday, December 2 with a Posada Mexicana & Reception with food, drinks, and piñatas at 6 p.m. with the performance at 7:30 p.m.
Latino Cultural Center (View)
2600 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204