La Pastorela de Sactown is a modern bilingual musical theatre reenactment of Mexico’s traditional Christmas pageant. Hilarious, satirical, poignant and romantic, it timelessly speaks to the days we live in.
The transformation of the shepherds from the traditional Pastorelas in Mexico into contemporary recognizable figures facing contemporary temptations makes the show instantly more palatable. The jokes and the morals of the story hit all the harder because the play takes place today in a place we know well. The narration and dialogue in Spanish and English overlap in just the right amount so the audience is clear on the story. Exciting and funny songs amplify the visual power of the show, which used low-tech magic to great effect.
Written by Joan Holden (Long-time San Francisco Mime Troupe writer), the lively play brings together professional actors and community players. Exciting and funny songs amplify the visual power of the show, which uses low-tech magic to great effect. Sacramento’s popular Victor Contreras and Nagual are the house band. The play’s music and lyrics are by Eduardo Robledo (a long-time member of El Teatro Campesino). Directed by Wilma Bonet, an award-winning veteran of Latino theater.
Note: There will be a pre-show Posada procession at Mayahuel before each show. This event is bilingual. Photo by Andres Alvarez.
Children (Ages 12 and under) $5
Phone: (916) 446-5133
2016/12/17 - 2016/12/18
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