Nuestra Pastorela
by Teatro Vivo

Dec. 01 - Dec. 18, 2016

La Pastorela is a traditional holiday play that has been performed in the Americas for centuries and has been passed down from generation to generation. La Pastorela shares wisdom through drama and humor, as shepherds embark on a journey, encountering manifestations of evil that attempt to keep them from reaching their destination. This Teatro Vivo production retains elements of the original tradition, with a contemporary twist to the dialogue and music. This celebration is a cultural event for the entire family.

La tradición de La Pastorela se ha realizado en las Américas por siglos y se ha pasado entre generaciones. La Pastorela comparte la sabiduría a través del  humor y el drama, siguiendo pastores que embarcan en un viaje, encontrando manifestaciones del mal que intentan evitar que lleguen a su destino. Esta producción de Teatro Vivo conserva elementos de la tradición original, con un toque contemporáneo al diálogo y la música. Esta celebración es un evento cultural para toda la familia.



(photo by Errich Petersen)


Teatro Vivo is excited to present Nuestra Pastorela, a play that offers a unique twist on a favorite holiday tradition. This story promises to be a fun evening at the theatre for the entire family.

Written by Jeffry Farrell and David Lozano, and directed by Ricky Ramon, Nuestra Pastorela is a fun and wacky adaptation of the traditional shepherd’s tale. Accompanied by the musical stylings of Clemencia Zapata and performed in a playful mix of English, Spanish, and gibberish, Nuestra Pastorela follows the lively shepherds on their way to Bethlehem. Along the way, a group of bumbling devils try to interrupt their journey and plot the shepherds’ ultimate doom, bringing the ultimate showdown between good and evil front stage in a chaotic and hilarious compilation.

“People will walk away with a better understanding of the story we’ve all grown to love,” says Ramon. “They will leave the theatre feeling energized, happy, and ready to celebrate the holidays.”Directed by Ricky Ramón.

Nuestra Pastorela
by Jeffry Farrell, David Lozano
Teatro Vivo

December 01 - December 18, 2016
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX, 78701

December 1-18, 2016

Showtimes: Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701

Tickets $15 general admission, $20 reserved, plus handling, via

Thursdays and Sundays are pay-what-you-wish at the theatre.