Teatro Visión’s World Premiere production of MACARIO
October 10-19, 2013 @ Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
Adapted by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión from the novel Macario by B. Traven
Directed by Elisa Marina Alvarado
Teatro Visión, in collaboration with playwright Evelina Fernández, composer Russell Rodriguez, and choreo-grapher Maria De La Rosa are proud to present the world premiere bilingual theatrical production of the B. Traven novel, The Third Guest, or Macario. This new work will debut October 10-19, 2013, at the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater.
As envisioned by Artistic Director Elisa Marina Alvarado and a nationally renowned team of commissioned artists, Teatro Visión’s MACARIO will marry elements of spectacle, music, and dance in culturally authentic and visually exciting ways. Bringing MACARIO to the stage has been a decade-long goal for Alvarado, who worked for over three years to secure the rights to adapt this work and was granted exclusive permission by the Traven family to do so. Alvarado worked for years to assemble an expert artistic team to realize this production and create a bilingual work that will resonate with culturally diverse audiences.
MACARIO has been called A Christmas Carol for Mexico. Set in the colonial era, the parable-like story features three spirits who attempt to persuade a poor working man to reflect on his choices when he comes into the fortune of having a full turkey to eat. It is a work steeped in magic and history that has become part of the fabric of Mexican culture. The play is set in old Mexico, but its themes are universal and just as relevant — especially in these economic times — in the United States today.
MACARIO was made into a film, released in 1960, which won 12 international awards, including festival prizes at Edinburg and Cannes. It was also the first Mexican film to be nominated for an Academy Award. To this day, it is considered a classic of Mexican cinema.
In this time of growing awareness of the vast injustice of inequality between the rich and the poor, MACARIO is a poignant story of the wit, cleverness, and determination of those who live “hand to mouth.”
Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of Teatro Visión’s MACARIO!
OCTOBER 10-19, 2013, at the MEXICAN HERITAGE PLAZA THEATER
Like many nonprofit arts organizations, the current economic climate has hindered Teatro Visión’s capacity to continue our mission. We have spent the past three years reducing our operating costs and stabilizing our finances, but we need your support to continue providing high quality artistic work to our community.
Please consider making a donation to support our historic production of MACARIO and continued arts and educational programming in the community. You can make a tax-deductible donation online or mail a check to Teatro Visión, 1677 Park Ave., San José, CA 95126.