Austin Latino Theatre Aliance presents ‘A Glimpse of the Texas-Mexico Border’

Teatro Chicano de Laredo

A glimpse of the Texas-Mexico border through Teatro Chicano de Laredo. Courtesy photo.

A new installment in the series by the Austin Latino Theatre Aliance (ALTA) HABLA Teatro, “A Glimpse of the Texas-Mexico Border,” will be hosted on Mar. 29 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center through Teatro Chicano de Laredo.

ALTA was founded in 1998 and is an organization working to unite and support Latino and Hispanic theater groups in Austin by nurturing the development of new talents in theatre arts. According to ALTA, the aim of this current series is to promote the professional development of the artistic community in the city of Austin, through conferences, workshops and seminars with professionals and internationally recognized artists. The goal of Teatro Chicano de Laredo is portray the border life through theatre and bring up issues to bring forth social change in the Latino community.

The event will have a presentation of the romantic comedy, Isaura and the Virgin, which will be followed by a conversation with the producer, Carlos Nicolás Flores, and playwritght, Luis E. Flores. Isaura and the Virgin, is a story that follows a grieving mental health therapist who holds conservative world views and is very skeptical of change. These views have been formed by the pressures and traditions society. The event will have a presentation of the romantic comedy, Isaura and the Virgin, which will be followed by a conversation with the producer, Carlos Nicolás Flores, and playwritght, Luis E. Flores. Isaura and the Virgin, is a story that follows a grieving mental health therapist who holds conservative world views, which have been formed by the pressures and traditions of society, and is very skeptical of change.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre in the MACC located on 600 River Street. Admission is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit ALTA’s website at . www.altateatro.com.

Estefania de Leon

Estefania was born and raised a true Austinite. She graduated from Crockett High School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Courier for three years, and is currently studying journalism at the University of Texas. She enjoys blogging, photography, and anything Owl City.

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