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12/6 - 12/7

La Pastorela – Un Gran Engaño (A Great Deception)

Near & Arnold’s School of Performing Arts & Cultural Education presents La Pastorela – Un Gran Engaño (A Great Deceptionwritten and directed by Oliva Zamora.  This Spanish language family theater event will be December 6 & 7, 7 pm at SPACE Theater, 508 West Perkins Street, Ukiah.

Performed for hundreds of years in Mexico, La Pastorela is a retelling of the Nativity story and follows a group of shepherds traveling to meet the baby Jesus.  Along the way, the devil tries to thwart the shepherds’ plans while angels intervene to help.  Playwright Zamora has updated the story with references to places, customs and situations characteristic of Ukiah and raises awareness of values perhaps lost by younger generations of immigrant origin.   Twenty-two local community members ages five to seventy-five bring the story to life with great humor, using idioms of a language that emerged from the fusion of two cultures.

Admission is free and first come, first served.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

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Start:
12/6
End:
12/7
Cost:
Free

Venue

Location:
SPACE (Near & Arnold’s School of Performing Arts & Cultural Education)
508 West Perkins
Ukiah, CA 95482
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Phone:
707-462-9370
Website:
http://www.spaceperformingarts.org/