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Lynn Cline interviews TP Artistic Director Argos MacCallum about 26 Miles

Cline's Corner KSFR-FM 101.1

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.

“I need to see the buffalo in the snow,” Olivia (Amelie Piburn) tells her mother Beatriz (Cristina Vigil). “I need to feel the rhythm, the earth shaking.” What starts out as Beatriz’s desperate mission to rescue her sick daughter from the ineptitude or ineffectiveness of her father Aaron (Scott Harrison) —after eight years of no visitation rights— turns into an odyssey of intense and mutual exploration. Beatriz is also wishing to put a little distance between herself and her man Manuel (Santiago Candelaria), a highly successful and self-satisfied businessman. The road trip is both transformative and restorative for both mother and daughter.

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).

Rivera, who now lives in Puerto Rico, directed 26 Miles in 2014 as a Camino Real Productions/Teatro Paraguas co-production. Building on that experience, she envisions this production as “ a full circle of my journey, a metaphor for endurance and passion, as I return to play with whom I started theatre many years ago in Santa Fe. 26 Miles is a mystifying, hearty, and funny story full of upsides and shortcomings of family relations and self-realization. And this journey, like any good road trip, you are enlightened when it ends.”

Her directing credits over the last 25 years in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque are extensive, including Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria by Dolores Prida, as well as Bless Me, Ultima, Farolitos of Christmas, and Rosa Linda by Rudolfo Anaya (all co-productions of The Vortex and National Hispanic Cultural Center). Other plays include Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding, Caridad Svich’s House of the Spirits, Nilo Cruz’s Lorca in a Green Dress, Denise Chavez’s Plaza, Sam Shepard’s Eyes for Consuela, Ramón Chalbaud’s Sacred and Obscene and Patricia Crespin’s The Medea Complex.

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 at through

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: 505-424-1601

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.

WHAT: Memories of Doña Tules - a Flamenco Tribute

WHEN: Friday and Saturday November 5-6, 2021

WHERE: Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door

Reservations 505-424-1601

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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

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

Teatro Paraguas productions now on!

Teatro Paraguas presents a video performance of Naranja y limón, a tribute in dance, poetry, and music to the great Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez (1910-1942).

WHAT: Naranja y Limón - a Flamenco Tribute WHEN: available June 12, 2021


Tickets: $5 viewing fee

Teatro Paraguas presents video performances of plays by Alix Hudson. Alix has moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her partner Sharla Stearn. To honor her huge contribution to Teatro Paraguas and Santa Fe theatre, videos of her critically-acclaimed plays produced at Teatro Paraguas —

Our Lady of Mariposas


Atravesada: Poetry of the Border


are available free of charge at

Teatro Paraguas and Compania Chuscales y Mina Fajardo present

Una Nota de Lorca

Flamenco concert inspired by the famed Spanish poet

filmed at Teatro Paraguas November 1, 2020

Now on

Available January 28 through December 12

$5 viewing fee

EL Perro y el Zorro

Teatro Paraguas presents two classic bilingual cuentos (folktales): Pulgas en las orejas (Fleas in the Ear), and el Zorro que caminaba (The Fox who Travelled). The two short plays were filmed in 2020 during the Covid lockdown, and features a cast ages 7-70. Language: English & Spanish / Idioma: Ingles y Español lockdown, and features a cast ages 7-70. Language: English & Spanish / Idioma: Ingles y Español

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
Santa Fe Poet Laureate

**Recording of Poetry and Black History Month ( a monologue) recorded February 2021

** Let's Talk: A Reading and a Discussion
recorded September 2021