La Pastorela Dec. 3 20, 2015

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Teatro Vivo presents La Pastorela directed by Rupert Reyes
La Pastorela

11 more Performances!
December 4 - 20
Thursday - Saturday 8 pm
Sunday matinee 2 pm
Get ready to laugh and celebrate Hispanic culture this December 3-20at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

AUSTIN, Texas Teatro Vivo presents "La Pastorela"
December 3 through 20, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Emma S.Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center located at 600 River Street in Austin, Texas. The traditional play, an adaptation by Rupert Reyes, is centeredaround the pastores (shepherds) as they traveled to Bethlehem in order to witness the birth of Jesus. Pastorelas are one of the oldest and most enduring Christmas traditions in Mexico. Originally, the Mexican Pastorela was a religious theater created for the purposeof converting "heathen native." Once appropriated by popular theater, it was never the same. Pastorelas take many forms and are vigorously influenced by invention and improvisation from the talent participating. Pastorelas may be religious, folk drama, theater, or even urban folk drama, but a very particular structure is maintained.
The bilingual play resonates with both Spanish and English speaking audience members and incorporates traditional music and dance from various regions of Mexico. This production is an entertaining way the whole family can enjoy this Christmas classic.

Opening Night, Thursday, December 3, is free admission to the public courtesy of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. ALL online at to secure a free tickets have been SOLD OUT. We will have an additional batch of 25 free tickets starting at 7 pm.

Thursday, December 10 and 17 are "pay what you wish" one hour before the performance time.

A Vino y Chocolate reception will take place Friday, December 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will include donated local pastries and complimentary wines for attendees to enjoy before doors open. .

Ticket are available at

Admission is $15 for general public and $20 for reserved seating.
Teatro Vivo offers student, senior and teacher discounts for $12.

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