Into The Beautiful North

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Into the Beautiful North by Karen Zacarías
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Luis Alberto Urrea
Directed by Daniel Jáquez and Olga Sanchez

Milagro presents Into the Beautiful North — a hip, heroic comedy that blends The Magnificent Seven and American pop culture with modern Mexican experiences. Inspired by the classic film, Nayeli and her two friends journey north to Los Yunaites in search of her father and seven strong men to save their small Mexican village of Tres Camarones, which is currently under threat of narco-traficantes and extinction. This new play, commissioned by Milagro, is written by Karen Zacarías, award-winning playwright of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Mariela in the Desert, and is based on the novel Into the Beautiful North by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Luis Alberto Urrea.

April 28 – May 28, 2016
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30PM, Sundays at 2PM
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 PM — Preview
Friday, April 29, 7:30 PM — Opening Night with reception catered by Sandoval's Mexican Grill

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday May 8, 2016 4-5 PM
Talk-back with Cast and Creative Team of Into the Beautiful North
Nayeli’s Journey Post-Show Conversations
Milagro will be hosting a series of conversations on Sundays after the performance. These are free and open to the public. This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide non-profit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH's grant program.

Sunday May 1, 2016 4-5:30 PM
Theme: Young Latina Empowerment
Panelists: Luis Alberto Urrea, novelist; Olga Sanchez, director; Gloria Pinzon Marin, Las Mujeres, PSU

Sunday May 15, 2016 4-5:30 PM
Theme: Displacement and its Consequences
Panelists: Marc Rodriguez, Chicano/Latino Studies, PSU; Toni Kelich, Immigration Attorney; Renault (Polo) Catalani of NW Communities Counsel.

Sunday May 22, 2016 4-5:30 PM
Theme: Movies as Catalyst for Change
Enie Vaisburd, Media Arts, Pacific University; Maria Osterroth, Portland Latin American Film Festival
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