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Teatro Paraguas is pleased to present 26 Miles, a play by Quiara Alegria Hides about an estranged Latina mother and her White Jewish teenage daughter who find themselves on a spontaneous road trip to discover one another — and see the buffalo in Yellowstone.

Valli Marie Rivera directs this tender, hilarious and spirited play by Quiara Alegria Hudes, who admits that the play is fairly autobiographical, reflecting her own Puerto Rican-Jewish background. Hudes won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by The Spoonful (2012). She was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 for the book of In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2007 musical which is now a seminal movie (Hudes wrote the screenplay as well).

Teatro Paraguas has produced 4 of Hudes’ plays, including Yemaya’s Belly, Daphne’s Dive, and two of the three plays in the Elliot Trilogy: Water by the Spoonful and Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue.

Performances of 26 Miles begin Friday October 15, with shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission, and $12 for students and limited income. Reservations may be made by calling 505-424-1601, or purchased online through teatroparaguasnm.org

This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts and the NM Department of Culture, and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

A Staged Reading of Robert F. Benjamin's play about a crypto-Jewish family in northern New Mexico. With Jeni Nelson, Jonathan Harrell, Daric Gutierrez,
and Argos MacCallum $5-10 suggested donation
reservations: 505-424-160

El Día de Los Muertos

7th annual Community Celebration

Teatro Paraguas presents the 7th Annual El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) community celebration with an exciting line-up of live music, a staged cuento (folk-tale), and a medley of songs, dances, and poetry.

The Aztec Dancers will open the ceremony. A bilingual cuento entitled Prietita y la Llorona will be performed, featuring the young actors of TP's children's program. The Teatro Paraguas Orchestra will perform a medley of songs, accompanied by dancers choreographed by Xochitl Ehrl. Poems and stories will also be performed.

There will be an altar to honor los antepasados, those who came before, and the public is invited to add mementos and photographs to honor their own relatives. The theatre will be open beginning at 3:00 p.m. for those wishing to visit the altar. After the performances the audience is invited to stay and celebrate this special day El Día de los Muertos.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm

WHERE; Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe

TICKETS: free, donations most welcome

RESERVATIONS: 505-424-1601

Tickets for Memories of Doña Tules

Companía Chuscales y Mina Fajardo and Teatro Paraguas present

Flamenco Fiesta 2021
Memories of Doña Tules
Friday / Saturday November 5 & 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Companía Chuscales y Mina Fajardo, Santa Fe’s premiere flamenco dance troupe, joins with Teatro Paraguas to present live performances of Memories of Doña Tules, a tribute in dance, poetry, and music to one of Santa Fe’s most notorious and influential women of the 19th century, Doña Maria Gertrudis Barceló, a.k.a. Doña Tules.
Doña Tules was a prominent saloon owner and professional gambler in Santa Fe during the heyday of the Santa Fe Trail. She was born in the state of Sonora, Mexico, around 1800 to prosperous Spanish ranchers. Little is known about her early life, but she was well educated — learning to read and write. Shortly after Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, Maria and her family moved to New Mexico territory, settling in Tome, a small village about 30 miles south of
Albuquerque. On June 23, 1823, she wed to a prominent man named Manuel Sisneros in Tome. Barceló retained her dowry, her own property, and her maiden name. The couple would soon have two sons, both of whom died in infancy. Maria later adopted two daughters.

In 1825 the couple relocated to the Santa Fe area and established a gambling hall at a mining camp in the Ortiz Mountains. She moved to Santa Fe in 1835, and opened a hotel and casino on Burro Alley, signing the deed with her own name and excluding her husband from the transaction. The luxurious casino quickly became a favorite of Santa Fe’s socialites, and travelers on the Santa Fe Trail.

She befriended Manuel Armijo, the last Mexican governor of New Mexico, as well as General Stephen Kearny and various officers of the American army which invaded in 1847. She became an American citizen in 1849, died in 1852, and was one of the last people to be buried in the south chapel of the St. Francis Cathedral. Her flamboyant nature, shrewd business acumen, personal connections, and influence has made her a legendary figure in Santa Fe’s history.

Tickets for Memories of Doña Tules

The International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award
for playwright gender equity 2015-2020

Teatro Paraguas thanks the following for their fabulous support!

The Santa Fe Community Foundation
New Mexico Arts, a division of the the Department of Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Santa Fe Arts Commission
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry

And our fabulous individual Donors and Supporters!