Oct 12 - 21 2018
El Muerto Vagabundo

El Muerto Vagabundo

Presented by Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center at The Performing Arts Center at Palo Alto College

In this bilingual performance, it is Day of the Dead in the City of Bridges when The Kid, a near homeless orphan looked after by his older sister, makes an ofrenda to summon his parents. What he encounters instead is a vagabundo; a tramp who mistakenly takes the kid’s offering for himself. As the Kid chases after him, he ends up under a bridge, in a place called The Underworld where the forgotten, lost, and dispossessed (los olvidados) lay down for a night’s rest. Offering his innocent insight to each of his new, lonely friends, The Kid insists in building an altar, and lighting a candle to honor their dead. The Kid learns about stories, as they all reconnect, of those people or lives that hide under bridges—whether real or fake. In a highly theatrical and metaphorical way, we encounter traditions, through ritual, song, and good old-fashioned story-telling in this darkly-whimsical play.

Performances
Friday, Oct. 12 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14 – 2 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 15 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21 – 2 p.m.

Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater (PERF 171)

Admission Info

$8 – Adults

$5 – Students

Dates & Times

2018/10/12 - 2018/10/21

Location Info

The Performing Arts Center at Palo Alto College

1400 W. Villaret Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78224