Teatro Visión's MACARIO
Teatro Visión, in collaboration with playwright Evelina Fernández, composer Russell Rodríguez, and choreographer María De La Rosa is proud to present its world premiere bilingual theatrical adaptation of the B. Traven novel and award-winning classic Mexican film, MACARIO. This new play will debut October 10-20, 2013, at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater at the School of Arts and Culture, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue in San José. Performances will be in Spanish with English supertitles.
As envisioned by Artistic and Production Director Elisa Marina Alvarado, Co-Director Rodrigo García, and a nationally renowned team of commissioned artists, Teatro Visión's MACARIO will incorporate culturally vibrant music and dance to create a visually exciting spectacle and celebration of the Day of the Dead. Bringing MACARIO to the stage has been a decade-long goal for Alvarado, who worked for over three years to secure the rights to adapt this work and was granted exclusive permission by the Traven family to do so. Alvarado and García have assembled an expert artistic team to create a bilingual work that will resonate with diverse audiences and is sure to become a local Día de los Muertos tradition.
MACARIO is set in the late 1700s, pre-independence era of Mexico. Often compared to Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the parable-like story features three spirits who attempt to persuade a poor working man (Macario) to reflect on his choices when he comes into the fortune of having a full turkey to eat. It is a work steeped in magic and history that has become part of the fabric of Mexican culture. The play is set in old Mexico, but its themes are universal and just as relevant in the United States today especially in these tough economic times.
MACARIO was made into a film, released in 1960, which won 12 international awards, including festival prizes at Edinburg and Cannes. It was also the first Mexican film to be nominated for an Academy Award. To this day, it is considered a classic of Mexican cinema. In this time of growing awareness of the vast injustice of inequality between the rich and the poor, MACARIO is a poignant story of the wit, cleverness, and determination of those who live "hand to mouth."
To inquire about discounted group rates for students, families, and seniors, please call (408) 294-6621 or email JuanCarlos@TeatroVision.org.
School of Arts and Culture @ Mexican Heritage Theatre (View)
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
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