Milagro Kicks Off Season 35 With The World Premier Of ¡ALEBRIJES!

How do you remember those who came before? Season 35 begins with Milagro's beloved annual Día de Muertos production. This year, we take inspiration from an imaginary creature unique to Mexican art. ¡Alebrijes! A Día de Muertos Tale is a dream come to life, born out of one man's dying vision.

When a young bride and groom-to-be discover the largest Dia de Muertos altar they've ever seen, they suddenly notice something's run amuck, literally. A little creature, known as an Alebrije, sweeps into the room and takes the bride's imagination, forcing past and present to meld together in this playful homage to Pedro Linares, the creator of the Alebrije. Set in present day San Luis Potosí, in Xochimilco in 1936, and in an afterlife that looks too much like a psychedelic Oaxacan jungle, young Pedro realizes his artistic potential through his relationship to his pets as totems, his love for painting, and a close encounter with death.

As part of our Community Artes programming, Milagro invites the local community to join us for a papier-mâché Alebrije making workshop! Free and open to the public, join us for an artistic adventure, taking on the challenge of crafting a unique Alebrije of your own! Finalized creations will be used abundantly throughout the actual production as properties and set-design pieces, inviting audience members to be active artistic collaborators on this one-of-a-kind show. The workshop will take place in two parts; design and build on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:30-9:30 PM, and paint and finish on Saturday, September 29, from 1-4 PM.

Furthermore, community members are invited to participate in the building of a traditional Día de Muertos altar that will stand on display in the Milagro lobby during the run of the show. Audiences are encouraged to bring their favorite traditional offerings to add to the collective installation, celebrating the things we love, both in this life and the next.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR

Georgina H.L. Escobar
Escobar is a Ciudad Juárez native & NYC-based artist, plays include Then They Forgot About The Rest, (Sin Muros Fest), .B.i. (Teatro Milagro), The Beacons (INTAR), Sweep (Aurora Theatre), El Muerto Vagabundo (Milagro), The Unbearable Likeness of Jones... (Dixon Place, The Flea), Ash Tree (Duke City Rep), and others. Collaborations: "A Ribbon About A Bomb" (Exquisite Corpse Company), "Quixote: On the Conquest of Self," (Writers Theatre). She's written and directed for & with Milagro, New York Children's Theatre, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Clubbed Thumb Emerging Writers Group, INTAR, Project Y & Marfa Live Arts. Fellowships: MacDowell Colony, Fornés Writing Workshop, Djerassi. Awards: Kennedy Center TYA Award, Outstanding Service to Women on the Border, finalist National Latino Playwriting Award, semi-finalist Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.

WHEN
October 18, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Preview with complimentary wine tasting by Coopers Hall
Friday, October 19, 2018 - Opening night, followed by reception catered by Tortillería Y Tienda De Leon's

WHERE
Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214

ADMISSION
Adult tickets are $27 in advance, $32 at the door.
Discount for students, seniors, veterans, groups 15+, and with the Oregon Trail card through the Arts for All program.
Senior tickets are $25 in Advance, $30 at the door.
Student/ Veteran tickets are $20 in Advance, $25 at the door.
Tickets available at milagro.org or 503-236-7253.

MORE INFORMATION
milagro.org

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