The Hall of Final Ruin
by Teatro Vivo

Mar. 03, 2017

As the Mexicans abandon 19th century Santa Fe to the Americans, a wealthy, high-stakes gambler wants only to preserve her family’s way of life and die a good Catholic death. But, the arrival of a needy Protestant, a fortune in ill-gotten gold, and unorthodox coaching from Death’s irreverent cart driver, complicate the ‘madrina’s’ perfect exit into Purgatory, forcing a final card game in which all is both lost and won.

Winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition for To Tread Among Serpents, playwright Kelly McBurnette-Andronics’s aesthetic view is a fusion of Southern Appalachian and Southwest U.S. culture and heavily influenced by the literary genres of Gothicism, Romanticism, and Magical Realism. Kelly’s plays have been produced or workshopped at Something Marvelous (Chicago), Renaissance Theaterworks (Milwaukee), the Barter Theatre (VA), The Bechdel Group (NY), Raíces Theatre Company (Buffalo), Jacksonville State University, among others. She earned a degree in theatre from the University of New Mexico.

Directed by Alexis Arredondo

The Hall of Final Ruin
by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
Teatro Vivo

March 03, 2017
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX, 78701

A staged reading offered as part of the 2017 Austin Latino Play Festival

Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m.