Death and the Artist
A Latino dark comedy about life.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, San Francisco, California.
When an old Californio and ex-coyote named Pobreza (Poverty) tricks Death up a tree, he faces a dilemma: “would you risk the fate of the world for a better life?”
With Death gone, chaos ensues, and everyone from the Governor to St. Peter and the Devil try to persuade Pobreza to let Death go to save humanity. This dark comedy brings emblematic characters to life in a theatre experience that will take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster full of farce, fear, and fun.
**Please note a 7pm performance time for October 31st and 2pm November 3rd when reserving tickets.**
“Death and the Artist”
Original work by Mercedes Rein & Jorge Curi
Adapted by Carlos Baron
Directed by Marcelo Javier Pereira
Stage Manager – Emily Hill and Claudio Silva
Alfred Muller as Pobreza
Mercedes White as Miseria
Tommy Clifford-Carlos as Our Lord
Michael Houston as Saint Peter
Julio Chavez as The Governor, Ña Jesusa
Benjamin Garcia as Death
Ron Chapman as Lili
Isa Manon Musni
Assistant Director – Aidaa Peerzada
Lighting Design by Claudio Silva
Set Design by Bo Golden
Costume Design by Sehar Peerzada