Experience El Teatro Campesino’s longest running play! It is cherished by audience members who come from all around the world to see it performed.
Performed in Spanish with English and Spanish subtitle options. See amazing video and audio below.
“La Virgen del Tepeyac” dramatizes the four apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego on the hill of Tepeyac outside Mexico City in 1531.
The appearance of the Virgen de Guadalupe stands as a beacon, a shining ray of light and hope, across the centuries of darkness and injustice for the natives of the Americas.
This Christmas pageant was adapted from a four-character liturgical drama written by an anonymous Spanish monk in the 18th Century. Luis Valdez reworked the original story to include new characters and scenes, and also introduced music and dance. Importantly, the piece includes Aztec song and dance, adding complex layers to this pageant which embraces both Catholic and Indigenous rituals.
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Founded by Luis Valdez in 1965 as the cultural arm of the UFW movement, ETC functions as a multi-generational theatre company that has been at the forefront of using theatre as an artistic generator of social change