By: Paige Velasquez
Rupert will be celebrated with an evening that includes a reception, readings from his famed bilingual play “Petra’s Pecado” and a book signing. En Las Palabras de Rupert Reyes will celebrate his legacy as a renowned playwright, teacher, actor and artistic director.
Having many accomplishments throughout his career, Rupert has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in Austin by Austin Community College and has been presented the Community Leadership Award by The University of Texas. Also being the recipient of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Raza Award for Artistic Partnership and the City of Austin Partners in the Arts and Humanities Award, Rupert continues to be a prevalent influence throughout the Hispanic community in Austin.
Honoring the 20th anniversary of his award winning two-act bilingual play, “Petra’s Pecado” is now available for purchase. Proceeds from the book will help bring the play to high school library shelves in Austin. You can reserve a signed copy of “Petra’s Pecado” when purchasing a ticket for the En Las Palabras de Rupert Reyes or for $10 each at the event this Thursday.