Season 2017/18

2017/18 Season: Return to Aztlan

La Carpa Aztlan presents: I Don’t Speak English Only

October 12 – October 28, 2017

Written and Directed by Anthony J. Garcia

The “Resistance was never so funny!” A Su Teatro classic that predicted and challenged a dying monocultural world to “go ahead and die” rises from the past to offer hope and laughter. La Carpa imagines a future world where all
diversity is prohibitted and any expression of the other has been forced underground. The play with music, is based on the Mexican “tent show” tradition: which emerged during the 1920-30s in small towns across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Carpas were looked at as ”lower class” entertainment. Some of Mexico’s greatest performers came out of the carpa tradition including the man whom Charlie Chaplin called “the world’s greatest comedian,” Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas.

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Tickets

  • General admission/$20
  • Students & seniors (over 65)/$17
  • Comadre Docena (12 tickets or more)/$12 per ticket
  • Flex Pass/$144 (12 tickets at $12 each)

The Miracle at Tepeyac

December 7 – 23, 2017

Written and directed by Anthony J Garcia

Experience the pagentry and beauty of faith and commitment that has endured for centuries. On a small hill called Tepeyacatl a 57 year old Mexica native has an encounter that will transform 2 continents. The play calls us to question what it means to serve a higher purpose and what if that purpose was each other. The music will move you, the message will inspire you and the moment will stay with you for days to come. 
 

Tickets

  • General admission/$20
  • Students & seniors (over 65)/$17
  • Comadre Docena (12 tickets or more)/$12 per ticket
  • Flex Pass/$144 (12 tickets at $12 each)

The River Bride

March 8 – 25, 2018

written by Marisela Treviño Orta

directed by Hugo Jon Sayles

A secret the river won’t give up!

A folk set along the Amazon River, tale told with lyrical passion by one of the best poets in Latino playwirghting. Maricela Orta Treviño’s storytelling blends all of this into a heartrending tale of love, grudges, transformation . . . and the ever-present river, giving and taking away.

Tickets

  • General admission/$20
  • Students & seniors (over 65)/$17
  • Comadre Docena (12 tickets or more)/$12 per ticket
  • Flex Pass/$144 (12 tickets at $12 each)

World Premiere production

 Anthem to Aztlan

June 14 – July 1, 2018

written by Tlaloc Rivas

directed by Anthony J Garcia

He fought for a glory in the ring, and for justice in the streets. From championship conteender to a people’s champion. Playwright Tlalóc Rivas examines the controversial life of Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. Once the #3 ranked flyweight in the country who becaume a nationally reknowned as the radical leader of the “Crusade for Justice”. A man respected and vilified simulataneously. A poet whose landmark work gave Chicano’s a history and a sense of pride and power. Corky Gonzales presented our past so that we could accept our future. Special performance June 18th in honor of Corky’s 90th birthday.

Tickets

  • General admission/$20
  • Students & seniors (over 65)/$17
  • Comadre Docena (12 tickets or more)/$12 per ticket
  • Flex Pass/$144 (12 tickets at $12 each)
 

 

PLUS:  APRIL IS FESTIVAL MONTH

 

 April 5- 8, 2018:

XicanIndie FilmFest XX

courtesy of Las Tesoros de San Antonio – “A Westside Story”

 

April 17 – 28, 2018:

4th EVER WordFest

In Collaboration with The SOURCE Theatre Company

Featuring:

The Carpetbag Theatre in…

Speed Killed my Cousin

written by Linda Parris-Bailey

directed by Andrea Assaf

A timely, moving new play about an African American woman soldier who returns from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and is haunted by Moral Injury.  
 

Carpa San Diego in…

And He Became a Man

written and starring Samuel Valdez

A Latino disabled man questions his manhood by looking back at his life recalling major events influencing him, asking, “What is a man?”.

PURO PARTY!

July 25 – 29, 2018:

22nd Annual Chicano Music Festival & Auction

The biggest and best 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.