“Cruzar la Cara de la Luna”: West Edge Opera.
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A dying man dreams of the life he left behind in Mexico many years ago. Learning about that former life for the first time, his American family makes a reunion happen in his last hours. At times joyous, funny, touching and tragic, Cruzar is unforgettable.
Friday, July 28 and Aug. 5. 8pm shows. $10-$150.
Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
- Written by Jose “Pepe” Martínez and Leonard Foglia. Directed by Karina Gutiérrez.
- N SPANISH & ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES.
- 80 Minutes.
The world’s first mariachi opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”) debuted at Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center.
The bilingual production, presented by West Edge Opera during its namesake festival, tells the story of a young man named Laurentino and the family he leaves behind in Michoacán, Mexico, as he sets out for the United States to better support his family.
Many decades later, as he lays dying, he reflects on his life choices as well as how the concepts of family and home informed his existence straddling two cultures.