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Teatro Salon: An Evening of New Works

Teatro Salon: An Evening of New Works

Teatro Salon: An Evening of New Works 

Saturday, October 21,  7:00pm

Tickets: $10 General Admission | Guadalupe Theater

Now in its fourth installment, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is proud to present the 2017 edition of the Teatro Salon Showcase of New Works and will feature two nationally acclaimed writer/performers Ruby Nelda Perez and Amalia Ortiz. Audiences will enjoy an evening of Teatro as well as an engaging post show discussion with all the artists involved.

 

The Plays

 

Dancing with Maria / Bailando con Maria

By Ruby Nelda Perez

 

The old folks tell this South Texas folktale as if it were the Gospel Truth. The story goes about a young Ranchero (ranch hand) Manuel, who meets a mysterious young woman on his way to a dance in a small South Texas town. Ruby Nelda Perez delivers this folktale with a modern twist, portraying a present day Abuelita/Grandmother, convincing her grandchildren to turn off their TV, video games, and internet and listen to the legend… the myth of Dancing with Maria.

 

The play features Ruby Nelda Perez along with SA based actors Anna Deluna, Mark Riojas and

Priscilla Reyna-Ovalle.

 

The Canción Cannibal Cabaret

By Amalia Ortiz

 

This punk rock musical, is concept album meets live radio play. Focused on the theme of revolution and inspired by current issues of social injustice, the show set in a not-so-distant dystopian future is a refugee, POC, feminist, LGBTQ call to action. After an environmental apocalypse, a refugee raised under an oppressive State, “La Madre Valiente” studies secretly to become the leader of a feminist revolution. While the revolutionary figure remains in hiding, her emissaries, Las Hijas de la Madre, roam the land telling her story, educating others, and enlisting allies in revolution.

 

The play features Amalia Ortiz, live music and is directed by SA based director Maria Ibarra.

 

Staged Reading

In addition to the two performances there will also be a stage reading of an excerpt from a play currently in development. El Camino, written by Joel C. Settles.

 

 

ABOUT THE GUADALUPE THEATER PROGRAM Since 1984, The Guadalupe Theater has been an epicenter for the creation and presentation of contemporary Teatro Chicano and Latino Theatre. Numerous world premieres, festivals, and local, regional, and national productions have been staged in our historic 300 seat theater. We are proud to carry on the work of the talented and dedicated artists who laid the path for us to follow. The Guadalupe is committed to developing a world class Theatre program that gives voice to the Latino, Chicano, and Native American experience while providing a platform for new generations of artists to practice and develop their craft.

ABOUT THE GUADALUPE: GCAC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in 1980 to preserve, promote and develop the arts and culture of the Chicano, Latino, Native American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming. Visit www.guadalupeculturalarts.org.

 

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