by Teatro Vivo
Dec. 07 - Dec. 17, 2017
The traditional holiday favorite is back in this contemporary adaptation. “La Pastorela” follows a group of pastores traveling to Bethlehem. Along the way, the pastores encounter devils who try to stop them, while angels intercede on their behalf. This classic battle between good and evil is woven with humor and music. “La Pastorela” is sure to be a fun experience for the entire family.
Regresa la tradicion en esta adaptación contemporánea. “La Pastorela” es el cuento de un grupo de pastores que viajan a Belén. En el camino, los pastores se encuentran con demonios que intentan detenerlos, mientras los ángeles interceden por ellos. Esta clásica batalla entre el bien y el mal se lleva a cabo con humor y música. “La Pastorela” seguramente será una experiencia divertida para toda la familia.
The traditional holiday favorite returns to Austin
Teatro Vivo proudly presents La Pastorela, a 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.
December 07 - December 17, 2017
600 River Street
Austin, TX, 78701
December 7-17, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 4 pm
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
Thursdays are “Pay What You Wish” at theatre, available an hour before the show!