AUSTIN: Petra’s Pecado opens Thursday Dec.3

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Latino Theatre…con corazón y alma

December 2009
Our Mission
Our Community Advisory Board
Petra’s Pecado ¡con música! Get tickets!
Who’s in the Cast?
Support Our Work
Dec. 12 Noche De Esperanza
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Teatro Vivo produces culturally relevant theatre addressing critical social issues about the Latino experience.
Teatro Vivo’s productions reflect the heart and soul of the Latino reality and provide a window into the humanity we all share.
Teatro Vivo’s Community Advisory Board
Belinda Acosta
Alice Batt
Mary Alice Carnes
Perla Cavazos
Robert Franco
Raul Garza
Maria Limon
Makayla Machado
Alfredo Munoz
Virginia Raymond
Donato Rodriguez
Fr. Al Rodriguez
Erica Saenz
Victor Saenz
Emilio Zamora
Contact us
teatrovivo
474-6379

Visit our Website:
Make a Tax deductible donation

¡Hola!

Petra’s Pecado opens next Thursday, Dec 3 and we couldn’t be more excited about this production! You are going to really enjoy this updated musical version of your favorite bilingual comedy. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth time to see Petra’s Pecado, you will relate to the comical, lovable characters and leave with plenty of laughter to take home for the holidays.

Our artist spotlight is on Petra’s Pecado cast members
Victoria Alvarez and Diana Martinez. We are pleased that both of these mutli- talented performers are part of the Petra cast. You are going to love them!

Mark your calendars for a special evening on Saturday Dec 12,
Noche de Esperanza This is a free community event from 6 pm – 9 pm in celebration of the feast day of the Virgen de Guadalupe. There will be an interactive community altar, food, music, dance and a short theater performance all honoring this feast day. More details on this evening in our next e news letter! This pre-show event is free to the public.
Tickets for Petra’s Pecado 8pm performance maybe purchased on-line or at the box office 1 hour before the performance.

Last, but not least…It’s not too late to make your 2009 tax deductible contribution to Teatro Vivo. Please consider becoming a part of Teatro Vivo’s Membership Circle. Ticket sales and limited arts grants make up only a fraction of our operating budget. Your contribution (in any amount) will help us to continue our mission of bringing the Latino story to the stage for all to enjoy.

mil gracias,
Rupert Reyes
Artistic Director

Comedy! ¡Comedia!

Petra Text

written and directed by Rupert Reyes
A laugh out loud comedy with a message!
If you open your heart, love opens your mind…Si usted abre el corazón, el amor abre su mente.

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photo credit Alberto Jimenez

"Rupert Reyes’ bilingual Petra trilogy strikes the audience with Mexican culture like a well-wrapped enchilada washed down with a frosty margarita. In short, it has you full with laughter."
– Past Austin Chronicle review

December 3 – 20
Thursday – Saturday 8 pm Sunday 2 pm
Salvage Vanguard Theatre
2803 Manor Rd
Austin 78722
Tickets
$21 limited reserved seating
$16 general admission
$13 students and seniors
Available on-line here:
BB tix

Any available tickets will go on sale 1 hour before performance time.

Contact JoAnn teatrovivo for group discounts of 10 or more.
Also opportunities to host a reception for your company or organization.

VickySpotlight on Petra’s Pecado Cast member
Victoria Alvarez (Petra)

Victoria Alvarez is happy to be making her stage debut in Austin with her first collaboration with Teatro Vivo. She is very thankful to be working with such a great and loving group of people. She is a graduate of Texas State University where she earned her M.A. in Theatre (Directing).

When asked about her character, Petra, Victoria commented…
Petra is a woman who cares deeply for the ones she loves. As someone who would give her family and friends anything they’d ever need, she reminds us of the power of selflessness, and even how it can save us.

Diana MartinezSpotlight on Petra’s Pecado

Cast Member
Diana Martinez
(Lupita/Virgen De Guadalupe)

Diana is a 21 yr old senior at the University of Texas in the Spanish/Portuguese Dept.

She is in United Greek Council Vice-President and member of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. She is a trilingual lefty and has been performing since grade school! She has a vast array of hobbies including acting, traveling, singing, laughing, running, and eating.

When asked about her character, Lupita/Virgen De Guadalupe,
Victoria commented…
In the play, Lupita truly cares and loves each and every single character. When I play Lupita, I feel extremely moved and find myself sometimes in tears because I genuinely find myself wanting to help these characters find solutions to their real life problems.

big readTeatro Vivo Membership Circles

We need your support in order to continue to bring this unique style of Teatro Latino to the stage for all.
It’s not too late!
Make your 2009 tax deductible contribution!

Visit our web-site and make your secure Paypal contribution
on line here

$50 Amigo · Friend Circle

This membership level receives –
Recognition on our web site and an invitation
to our annual audience appreciation reception.

$100 Corazón · Heart Circle

This membership level receives –

1 ticket to any season production, your name in all production programs and an invitation to our annual audience appreciation reception.

$500 Amor · Love Circle

This membership level receives –

1 VIP flexible season pass, your name in all production programs and special invitations to new play readings and performance previews and an invitation to our annual audience appreciation reception.

$1000 Alma · Soul Circle

This membership level receives –

2 VIP flexible season passes, your name or company logo in all production programs, and special invitations to VIP receptions, new play readings and performance previews.

$2500 Vida · Life Circle

This membership level receives –

3 VIP flexible season passes, your name or company logo on all advertising and in all production programs, prominent display of your company banner in the theater lobby and special invitations to VIP receptions, new play readings and performance previews.

Employer Match Program
Many companies will match employee contributions to non-profit organizations. Check into it! This is an excellent way to double your contribution to Teatro Vivo.

Mail your tax deductable donation to
Teatro Vivo
PO BOX 300028
Austin TX 78703

All contributions are tax deductible.

Visit our web-site to make your secure Paypal contribution
on line here .

125.jpg?a=1102853335852 Coming December 12
Free to the community!

Noche De Esperanza
6pm – 9pm

A celebration of arte, comunidad y cultura on the feast day of
La Virgen De Guadalupe

more info @ www.teatrovivo.org

Teatro Vivo PO Box 300028 Austin TX 78703
www.teatrovivo.org
512 474-6379
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