STC Theatre announces final production of the summer, the South Texas premiere of El Nogalar by McAllen native Tanya Saracho.
South Texas College Theatre will bring their 2013 summer production to a close with the South Texas premiere of El Nogalar by McAllen native Tanya Saracho. The production will run from June 27 – 29 at 8:00 p.m., and with a Sunday Matinee on June 30 at 2 p.m. The show is a must see so don’t miss out on it, and we hope to see you there!
El Nogalar is a retelling of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. The play tells the story of the Galvan family as they return home to Mexico after years in the U.S. With the rise of drug cartels, the family must come to terms with the economic upset and the new class order quickly emerging. Dunia, the Galvan’s housekeeper, watches Maité and her daughters, Valeria and Anita, waste their money and risk losing everything to the local drug cartel.
Saracho is a playwright, director, actor – as well as a TV writer for the upcoming Lifetime series Devious Maids. Named “Best New Playwright of 2010” by Chicago Magazine, Saracho is a new Ensemble Member at the Tony Award winning Victory Gardens Theater, in the playwright’s unit at the Mark Taper Forum, a resident playwright emerita at Chicago Dramatists, a Goodman Theatre Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago, the founder of the Ñ Project, the producer and director of ALTA (Alliance of Latino Theater Artists) and founder and former Artistic Director of Teatro Luna: Chicago’s All-Latina Theater. Her plays have been performed at The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Teatro Vista, Teatro Luna, Fountain Theater, Clubbed Thumb, NEXT Theater and 16th Street Theater.
Performances will take place at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. General Admission is $10, & Students/Faculty/Senior/Military is $5. Due to adult situations and simulated violence, no children below the third grade will be admitted. Interns from the college’s Interpreting Training Program will interpret the Sunday, June 30 matinee production in American Sign Language.
Tickets can be purchased one hour before the performance at the box office or online at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20193_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=13.