by Texas State University
Sep. 28 - Oct. 03, 2021
Set amid the explosive drug wars in present-day Northern Mexico, El Nogalar is the story of the Galvin family's struggle to hold on to their homestead—and their precarious social status—before it slips away. The play shadows the family's housekeeper, Dunia, as she watches the family matriarch Maite and her daughters squander their money and risk losing everything to a local drug cartel. Despite warnings from friends and family, Maite ignores her dwindling fortune as stubbornly as she ignores the sinister capos simmering at her doorstep.
This poignant and moving story from playwright Tanya Saracho, dubbed "a major playwriting talent" by the Chicago Tribune, explores the choice between adapting to the changing world—or getting left behind
Under the direction of guest Anna Skidis Vargas, Texas State’s department of theatre and dance presents alternating translations of El Nogalar Sept. 28 thru Oct. 3 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.
Based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, El Nogalar tells the story of the Galván family as they struggle to hold on to their home and social status against the escalating local drug cartel. Tanya Saracho’s play explores corruption, classism and family relationships through dark humor, while critiquing the political reality of Mexico.
The play shadows the family's housekeeper, Dunia, as she watches the family matriarch Maite and her daughters squander their money and risk losing everything to a local drug cartel. Despite warnings from friends and family, Maite ignores her dwindling fortune as stubbornly as she ignores the sinister capos simmering at her doorstep.
English Primary Cast
VALERIA-Ana Paula Monteberrubio
DUNIA-Elisa Pedraza Sanchez
Spanish Primary Cast
DUNIA-Andrea Olmos Tejado
LOPEZ-Diego Arroyo Aceves
Photos and Artwork by: Lauren Jurgemeyer
September 28 - October 03, 2021
601 University Drive
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX, 78666
El Nogalar in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre will open Sept 28, 2021. at 7:30 p.m. and run through a matinee performance on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.
This is a RESERVED SEATING production.
PATTI STRICKEL HARRISON THEATRE
405 Moon Street, 78666
THIS PLAY WILL BE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH ON ALTERNATING DAYS
ENGLISH with Spanish Subtitles:
Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 30 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
SPANISH with English Subtitles:
Wednesday, September 29 at 7:30 pm
Friday, October 1 at 7:30 pm;
Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 pm
TXST Student: $10
Groups (10+): $13
Prices include processing fee.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Tickets may be purchased online at txstatepresents.com.
Parking will be directed to the Edward Gary Parking Garage (401 Edward Gary Dr) behind the Performing Arts Center. Parking passes can be purchased for $8.00 online with your order, or purchased at the box office window on the night of the event. At the end of the night, you will be able to bypass the line at the payment kiosk, go directly to your vehicle, and utilize the discounted parking pass at the gate as you exit.
If accommodations need to be made, please, contact the box office at least 48 hour before the performance date.