“La Pastorela is a fun, family-friendly play in the Chicano theater tradition. We never take ourselves too seriously," says Su Teatro artistic director Tony Garcia. "This play is culturally relevant, but it transcends the Chicano experience to provide a universal holiday story.” It's also serving as Su Teatro's annual holiday-season nod to the St. Cajetan's Reunification Project, which brings together former denizens of the Auraria neighborhood who were displaced by redevelopment and the rise of the Auraria campus.
La Pastorela opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Su Teatro at the Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Drive, and continues through December 22; Luis Valdez will be honored at a free reception before this Saturday's performance at 7 p.m. For tickets, ranging from $12 to $20, visit suteatro.org or call 303-296-0219. Su Teatro also invites AARP card-holding barrio old-timers and their families for a special matinee performance on December 15; admission is a $3 donation, with a six-ticket limit per AARP member attending.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Dec. 5. Continues through Dec. 22, 2013