La Pastorela

The Traditional Holiday Favorite Returns to Austin
Regresa La Pastorela a Nuestra Comunidad

Teatro Vivo proudly presents La Pastorela, a bilingual holiday classic with a contemporary twist, presented at the Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center, under the direction of Alexis A. Arredondo. La Pastorela follows a group of pastores (shepherds) traveling to Belén, where the angel San Miguel has told them that the redeemer will be born. In this retelling, a group of DREAMers embody the “pastores” and are working toward a hopeful future. Along the way, they encounter devils that try to stop them, while angels intercede on their behalf. The classic battle between good and evil is woven with current issues that are important to our community.

“Not everyone gets to go home for the holidays,” says Arredondo. “This year, La Pastorela gets its usual dose of fun loving angels, zany demons, and joyous music, but with a little message of hope thrown in about our people.” With humor, singing, and a live band directed by Clemencia Zapata, La Pastorela is sure to be a fun experience for the entire family.

Teatro Vivo orgullósamente presenta La Pastorela, la obra tradicional y bilingüe con un toque contemporáneo, presentada en el Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center, bajo la dirección de Alexis A. Arredondo. La Pastorela sigue a un grupo de pastores que viajan a Belén, donde el ángel San Miguel les ha dicho que va nacer el redentor. En este recuento, un grupo de DREAMers personifican los “pastores” y están trabajando por un futuro lleno de esperanza. En el camino, se encuentran con demonios que intentan detenerlos, mientras los ángeles guardan a los pastores, en la batalla clásica entre el bien y el mal.

“No todos pueden regresar a su hogar para la navidad “, dice Arredondo. “Este año, La Pastorela recibe su dosis habitual de ángeles chistosos, demonios chiflados, y música alegre, pero con un mensaje de esperanza sobre nuestra gente”. Con humor, canto, y una banda en vivo dirigida por Clemencia Zapata, La Pastorela seguramente será una experiencia divertida para toda la familia.

December 7-17, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm

Emma S. Barrientos – Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St, Austin, TX 78701

$15 General Admission; $20 Reserved
Children under 12 FREE with a donation of two canned food items
Menores de 12 años entran GRATIS con una donación de dos latas de comida

Thursdays are “Pay What You Wish” at theatre, available an hour before the show!

This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and FuturoFund.

4 Comments on “La Pastorela

    • Hi Priscilla. Thank you for your question. Reserved seats are in the center most seating area and closer to the stage. When you purchase a reserved seat, our house manager will hold a seat in this area with your name on it. General admission seating is first come first serve at the theatre.

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