Teatro Milagro Presents Searching for Aztlán Friday, October 9th | Starts at 7:30pm Oregon Contemporary Theatre BUY TICKETS – $12 for adults, $8 for 12 and under
Written & Directed by Lakin Valdez
Bilingual theatre group Teatro Milagro presents Searching for Aztlán, a biting and satirical journey that takes the audience on a metaphorical yellow brick road of discovery about what it means to be Chicano in contemporary society. Searching for Aztlán, begins in 2012 with the Tucson school board’s acceptance of HB 2281, shutting down Mexican American Studies and removing its books from classrooms. A giant dust storm, or “haboob,” strikes the city and leaves Dolores Huelga, a teacher, unemployed and in an alternate reality. Lost in the desert, Dolores sets out on a quest for the mythical city of Aztlán.
Along the way she encounters a quirky High-Spanic, a militant Super-Chicano, and a working class Latina Immigrant – all dispossessed exiles – with whom she joins forces to fight for truth, justice, and the “indigenous way.” A biting and satirical journey, Searching for Aztlán takes the audience on a metaphorical yellow brick road of discovery about what it means to be Chicano in contemporary society.
This event is made possible due to the support of the University of Oregon, Division of Equity & Inclusion and Valle-Wuite Family, LULAC, and the Oregon Contemporary Theatre. ... See MoreSee Less