"Císcalo, císcalo diablo panzón"  from December 4-20th  at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center                     

La Pastorela is a “uniquely Austin” holiday tradition that has been entertaining audiences for 17 years. It is a traditional Yuletide play performed in Native American/Latino Communities since the late 16th century when Spanish missionary priests first introduced the act to Native Aztec Indians. The origin
al script and music, passed on from generation to generation, recount the shepherd’s journey to Bethlehem as they encounter manifestations of evil that attempt to keep them from reaching their destination.

Each year’s production retains elements of the original tradition, but adds a lively bilingual contemporary theatrical twist to the overall performance of the dialogue, music and dance. Different versions of La Pastorela have been produced in Austin for decades by different production teams under the umbrella of ALTA and this year is not the exception.

"Císcalo, císcalo diablo panzón"  -Willebaldo López-
Director: Ana Laura de Santiago - Teatro Espacio Agua Viva-

"Es  una pastorela con humor y crítica social de la autoría de Willebaldo López. 
La obra muestra como unos pastores son engañados por Satán y Satanín, quienes les dan una caja que contiene poderes, donde el egoísmo provoca que Gila la arrebate. Con la ayuda del profeta  Jodias y Angelito, los pastores lograrán llegar a Belem a ver al niño Dios, venciendo la avaricia, la envidia y la tan sonada corrupción." - Ana Laura de Santiago-

Ana Laura De Santiago: BA in Communication Science, Essential Arts  teacher, actress and theater director since 1980. She is the Director of Espacio Agua Viva theater company since 1988.  Ana Laura has been awarded with honors for presentations at the State Fair in Chihuahua Mexico for best director and best group performer. EAV Theatre currently offers Corporal Expression,  Stage Movement and Voice Management  workshops  in Austin.

"Ciscalo, Ciscalo, chubby devil is a Pastorela full of humor and social critique of the works of Willebaldo Lopez. The play shows how the shepherds are deceived by Satan and his helper, Satanin, who gives the shepherds a box containing powers that cause Gila  to become selfish. Gila snatches the box from the others to keep it for herself. With the help of the Prophet Jodias and Angelito, the shepherds reach Betlehem and find baby Jesus, having overcame greed, envy and corruption."-Ana Laura de Santiago-

Ana Laura De Santiago: Lic. en Ciencias de la Comunicación, maestra de arte integral, actriz y directora de teatro desde 1980. Directora de la compañía de Teatro Espacio Agua Viva desde 1988. Ana Laura ha obtenido mención honorífica a mejor director y mejor actuación en grupo por presentaciones ante la Muestra Estatal de Teatro en el Estado de Chihuahua. Teatro Espacio Agua Viva Austin, actualmente ofrecer talleres de expresión corporal,uso del espacio teatral y manejo de la voz.


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ALTA invites you to be part of this incredible experience that brings together families and friends.
For auditions and volunteer opportunities go to: altateatro.com/contact us