A play for the whole familia, inspired by true events.
Teatro Vivo presents Sangre de un Ángel
by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
Directed by Si Mon’ Emmett
Teatro Vivo proudly presents Sangre de un Ángel at the Oswaldo A.B. Cantu Panamerican Recreation Center. Ángel is a rebellious teenaged boy. Despite the efforts of his loving and supportive family, Ángel seeks the approval of his troubled friends and their crew. He is encouraged back to school by an auto-mechanics teacher who gives him the opportunity to rebuild a classic 1957 Chevy. Eventually, Ángel begins to open up to his family and a hopeful future, but trouble follows him home when angry young men come looking for him.
Sangre de un Ángel is inspired by the true story of Adam L. Chapa Sr., who was shot in his driveway by a teen gang member in East Austin on March 25, 1998.
“This play is especially important for young adults,” says Emmett, who is also a cousin of Adam Chapa. “Teenagers, teenagers of color most importantly, don’t often see themselves represented in professional theater in a way where we can see the multiple elements of their lives influencing their decisions. Their stories are important.” Sangre de un Angel is being presented to the public for free.
June 1 at 8 PM, June 2 at 4 PM and 8 PM, June 3 at 8 PM
Oawaldo A.B. Cantu Panamerican Recreation Center
2100 E. 3rd St, Austin, TX 78702
Teatro Vivo is a proud member of the Latino Arts Residency Program at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. This project is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Texas Division on Diversity and Community Engagement.