Season 2016/17

“The Sun That You Are / El Sol Que Tu Eres”

SEASON 2016/17

New World Journey


October  13 – November 6, 2016


The Sun That You Are / El Sol Que Tu Eres


Written and Directed by Anthony J. Garcia

Music Directed by Daniel Valdez

Music Written by Daniel Valdez and Anthony J. Garcia


A passionate romance story steeped in an explosive action adventure.  Music under the direction of Daniel Valdez propels the retelling of the Orpheus Eurydice Myth set in contemporary Mexico during the Days of the Dead that challenges the power of love.


December 1 – 18, 2016


Joaquín’s Christmas


Written and directed by Anthony J Garcia.

Photo by Steven Abeyta

It’s Pueblo, 1955. All that 7-year-old Joaquín wants for Christmas is a new bike, but times are tough. With Papa out on strike against evil Mr. Van Rich-n-Wealthy, can a talking dog named Angel and a magical Abuela make this a very Merry Christmas?


March 9 – 26, 2017




Written by Milta Ortiz

Directed by Anthony J Garcia

Photo by Steven Abeyta courtesy of Su Teatro

A true story about the Tucson Unified School District’s decision to end its Mexican American Studies program and the community’s battle to hold onto their history, identity and humanity. We continue to fight for the right to tell our stories and our history.


March 30 – April 2, 2017


XicanIndie FilmFest XIX


Photo by Valeriana Sloan

One word says it all:  XicanIndie.  Featuring the best in Latino World Cinema.  Quality films, celebrity actors and filmmakers.


April 18 – 29, 2017


3rd EVER WordFest


’57 Chevy


April 20 – 22, 2017


La Burqueña


April 27 – 29, 2017


In collaboration with The SOURCE Theatre Company

Ric Salinas and Lauren Poole headline a festival dedicated to the word in all of its manifestations.  Also included are new play readings by Rudolfo Anaya and Tlaloc Rivas.



June 8 – 25, 2017


Divorcées, Evangelists & Vegetarians


(Divorciadas, Evangélicas y Vegetarianas)


Written by Gustavo Ott

Directed by Abel Lopez

A play both tragic and hysterically funny about three needy women at the brink of self-destruction or complete madness.


July 27 – 30, 2017


21st Annual Chicano Music Festival and Auction


Photo by Ken Arias

The biggest party of the year returns, heating up Santa Fe Drive with musica, dancing and comida all under the stars.  Plus, brilliant art and great deals at the annual auction.