Teatro Vivo presents Austin Latino New Play Festival 2017
Teatro Vivo presents the 7th Annual Austin Latino New Play Festival, in collaboration with ScriptWorks, featuring playwrights from throughout the United States. The ALNPF brings playwrights and audiences together in conversation surrounding new theater works that provide insight into the Latino experience. Each performance is followed by a talk back for the audience to provide valuable feedback for the playwrights to continue developing the work.
- Friday, March 3 at 8 pm: The Hall of Final Ruin by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos and directed by Oscar Franco - As the Mexicans abandon 19th century Santa Fe to the Americans, a wealthy, high-stakes gambler wants only to preserve her family’s way of life and die a good Catholic death, but the arrival of a needy Protestant, a fortune in ill-gotten gold, and unorthodox coaching from Death’s irreverent cart driver, complicate the ‘madrina’s’ perfect exit into Purgatory, forcing a final card game in which all is both lost and won.
- Saturday, March 4 at 3 p.m.: Emma & the Suzies by Anthony Aguilar (Theatre for Young Adults) and directed by Sam Provenzano - After her grandson is caught spray painting, Grandma Emma must relive her rebellious youth in 1960s Boyle Heights. Now she watches on as her teenage self tries to start a gang named after her friends, the Suzies. But can Grandma Emma’s stories of defiance convince her grandson not to follow in her footsteps? This comedic play will have teens and adults alike laughing with delight. (Contains some strong language)
- Saturday, March 4 at 8 pm: The Last Barnstorm by Luis Vega and directed by Adam Martinez - Seeking to escape a troubled home life and racial segregation in the United States, an up-and-coming Negro League baseball player abandons his wife and newborn child for the chance to start anew in Mexico. Before long, drink and physical injury stall his dream of stardom, and he must reckon with what remains in a land that suddenly feels very far from home.