Film: La Pastorela, The Shepherd’s Tale
December 15, 2016
Written by Luis Valdez, produced by El Teatro Campesino, and filmed in and around San Juan Bautista Mission, La Pastorela is a musical retelling of the shepherds’ journey to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. Gila Diaz, an adolescent girl from a large Mexican American family in rural Texas, attends a performance of the traditional play and is transported into the story by a freak accident, making her own surrealistic dream journey to the Bethlehem manger. Originally produced for PBS’s Great Performances Series, the film features Linda Ronstadt and Paul Rodriguez, with music by Los Lobos. Shown courtesy of El Teatro Campesino; for further information on the company’s current productions and projects, visit www.elteatrocampesino.com.
1991; directed by Luis Valdez; 79 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show