Our 2016-2017 Season


Stories That Must Not Die
October 13-23, 2016
Directed by Alexis A. Arredondo

Stories That Must Not Die is a recollection of tales from South Texas and along the Rio Grande that have been passed down through generations. Stories such as ‘The Handsome Stranger,’ ‘Don Pedrito Jaramillo,’ and ‘La Llorona’ explore the age-old themes of vanity, greed, desperation, loss, and hope.

pastorela-season-logoNuestra Pastorela
December 1-18, 2016
by David Lozano and Jeffry Farrell
Directed by Ricky Ramon

Nuestra Pastorela is a fun and wacky adaptation of the traditional shepherd’s tale. Accompanied by the musical talents of Clemencia Zapata and performed in a playful mix of English, Spanish, and gibberish, Nuestra Pastorela brings the ultimate showdown between good and evil front stage in a chaotic and hilarious compilation.

donq-small-logoDon Quixote de La Redo
February 9-25, 2017
A Glass Half Full Production
Directed by Caroline Reck

Teatro Vivo is thrilled to present Glass Half Full Theatre at the ESB-MACC. The ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote unleashes his superhero locura upon the borderlands in this original stage production mixing puppets and human actors. Don Quixote de La Redo is set in an imagined future near the border between Texas and México, in a place that used to be called “Laredo.” A pair of technicians encounter the lost stories of Don Quixote and strive to “re-do” them with regrettable and hilarious consequences.

Get your tickets here.

alnpf-small-logoMarch 3-4, 2017

Now in it’s seventh year, the ALNPF brings playwrights and audience members together in conversation surrounding new theatre works that provide insight into the Latino experience. After each reading, the audience participates in a talkback session, providing valuable feedback to help the playwright continue to develop the work. This year we are featuring:

The Hall of Final Ruin
By Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos

Emma and the Suzies
By Anthony Aguilar

The Last Barnstorm
By Luis Vega

jj’s arcadejjs-arcade-small-logo
April 11-May 19, 2017
by Jose Casas
Directed by Nat Miller
In collaboration with ZACH Theatre

Mario is a hard working auto mechanic in east LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother. In order to honor her memory and cope with his lack of connection with his father, JJ begins to build an arcade out of leftover cardboard from his dad’s garage. It is through JJ’s imagination and ingenuity that he is able to connect to himself and his family. Inspired by the YouTube sensation, Caine’s Arcade, this bilingual play celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family.

Tickets are now available here.


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