Diablos, angelitos, y pastores – valgame! It must be December! Teatro Vivo is proud to present La Pastorela 2019, adapted and directed by Teatro Vivo founder Rupert Reyes. A tradition since the 16th century, La Pastorela is an annual Yuletide play that has been performed all over Mexico and Latinoamerica. Passed from generation to generation, La Pastorela tells the story of shepherds as they embark on a journey and encounter angels and demons who will test their strength and faith along their pilgrimage. La Pastorela has been an Austin tradition for more than 40 years, and we can’t wait to share this marvelous cultural celebration with you and your whole family!
In a world fraught with conflict where cruelty is louder than kindness, La Pastorela reminds us what is possible with community, heart, and a little singing. Join us in celebrating the spirit of the season with this Austin community tradition December 12th through the 22nd. Clemencia Zapata returns as music director for this production, and we could not be more thrilled. We’ll also be hosting a special “pay-what-you-wish” preview night and a Friday night opening reception.
This year La Pastorela takes a closer look at the refugees that seek the promise of a better life with humor and warmth. We’ll be inviting organizations like Casa Marianela, RAICES, Jolt, and other community partners! Join us!
La Pastorela 2019 is written and directed by Rupert Reyes.