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6th Annual La Pastorela de Sacramento

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The Guild Theater

2828 35th Street

Sacramento, CA 95817

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Media Alert: 6th Annual "La Pastorela de Sacramento " Holiday Musical, Four Performances Only at Oak Park's Historic Guild Theater Dec. 13-16

(Sacramento, CA) The Latino Center of Art and Culture (LCAC), Sacramento’s non-profit Latino art and cultural center, presents the 6th Annual “La Pastorela de Sacramento,” a popular holiday musical for kids and adults alike. This Pastorela is a clear-eyed example of political theater mixed with cultural traditions mixed with hope and holiday spirit.

WHAT: 6th Annual La Pastorela de Sacramento

DATES: Thursday-Sunday, Dec.13-16, 2018

LOCATION: The Guild Theater (Oak Park), 2828 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

8 PM December 13, 2018 - Special "Oak Park Night" ($10-Adults, $5 -Kids under 12)* (Pre-show Posada procession with El Coro de Sacramento 7:30 PM )*

8 PM December 14-15, 2018 (Pre-show Posada procession with El Coro de Sacramento 7:30 PM )*

2 PM December 16, 2018 matinee (Pre-show Posada procession with El Coro de Sacramento 1:30 PM)*

TIX: $15-Adults, $5-Children under 12

* In partnership with Oak Park Neighborhood Association(OPNA). Discounted adult tix - please bring proof of Oak Park address.

All TIX available at Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-la-pastorela-de-sacramento-tickets-52236905992 and at the LCAC, 2700 Front St., Sacramento 95818

Event Info: 916-446-5133

jzapram@TheLatinoCenter.com

www.TheLatinoCenter.com

The LCAC will have a holiday mercado in the theater lobby, along with snacks and drinks.

“La Pastorela de Sacramento” is a modern bilingual musical of Mexico’s traditional Christmas pageant. Satirical, poignant, moralistic, sly and romantic, with contemporary AND timeless subject matter. La Pastorela draws directly from current affairs in the best tradition of magical realism. The Latino Center of Art & Culture (LCAC) showcases talented local artists offering Sacramento a musical perfect for the spirit of the season. Director, Nicole Limón, says " We welcome all people--families, students, everyone!-- to come together--knowledge is power."

The transformation of contemporary recognizable figures into four "shepherds" is a new twist. Armando, a young developer about to score a major contract in Oak Park; Carmela, a Sacramento-born former Hollywood starlet who lost everything when she refused to sleep with her producer; Juan, an Afghanistan war vet with PTSD, and Gila, a college student and homeless advocate face their moral dilemmas. They have to work together to help a homeless family (Mary and Joseph characters) and save the world from “fire, famine and pestilence”. The finale, a dramatic battle of good VS. evil, has audiences erupting into boos, cheers and song.

Written by Marie Acosta (LCAC Executive Director/San Francisco Mime Troupe alum), and Tomas Benitez (Plaza del La Raza/Teatro Café) the lively play brings together professional actors and community players. Original songs amplify the visual power of the show, which uses low-tech magic to great effect.

"At the end, when the undocumented family (Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus) came up on stage with the procession of actors and singers and other children, there were tears in my eyes. Why? Because the play really succeeded in making me feel that it is a sin - in the only sense of that word that I actually believe in - not to take care of other people, not to protect the weakest among us." - After show comment by playgoer from NYC

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*El Coro de Sacramento is a bi-lingual choir formed in 2017, directed by Carlos Mario Kandia. They perform songs of hope and resistance-- songs from the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and other social movements from Latin America and the United States. the repertoire is primarily from the ‘60s and ‘70s, songs which inspired and informed students, farmworkers and community activists including: “Quihubo Raza!,” “El Picket Sign,” “No Nos Moveran,” “Huelga En General,” “Un Son Para Mi Pueblo,” “Give Peace a Chance,” “We Shall Overcome” and “Blowin’ In the Wind.” For the Pastorela , there will be Spanish language Christmas favorites!





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