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Date(s) - 09/27/2015
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center



Written by Tanya Saracho. Directed by Rudy Ramirez

“What would you risk for the land you love?”

This modern bilingual adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard takes place on the beautiful but fading estate,Hacienda El Nogalar,(pecan orchard) now a hostage of the explosive drug wars prevalent in Northern Mexico. El Nogalar is the story of the Galvan family’s struggle to hold on to their homestead their precarious social status before it slips away. The play shadows the family’s housekeeper, Dunia, as she watches the family matriarch Maite and her daughters squander their money and risk losing everything to a localdrug cartel, La Maña. Despite the repeated warnings from the once humble but loyal worker in the estate’s pecan orchard, Guillermo Lopez, Maite ignores her dwindling fortune as stubbornly as she ignores La Maña. This poignant and moving story from playwright Tanya Saracho explores social class, family,identity and the choice between adapting to the changing world or getting left behind.
Mature topics. Recommended for ages 13 yrs and older. Parental discretion advised.

To learn more visit: http://teatrovivo.org/2015/08/31/an-encore-performance-of-el-nogalar-written-by-tanya-saracho-directed-by-rudy-ramirez/