Austin-based bilingual theater company Teatro Vivo has produced more than 20 plays since the group’s inception in 2000. Their aim is to produce 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.
The group’s current production, Cura, was written by Raul Garza (Latino Comedy Project, TKO Advertising) and directed by Estevan “Chuy” Zarate. Cura features actors Mateo Barrera, Martinique Duchene-Philips, Annabel Guevara, Rupert Reyes, and Hector Uribe. Read the official synopsis below.
Cura explores what happens when faith is tested to its limits. In a small Texas bordertown, a humble, defeated woman of faith, Amparo, encounters both spiritual hope and crisis in a young man who may or may not be the legendary Curandero/Saint, El Niño Fidencio. The Spanish word “cura” means both “cure” and “priest.”
Salvage Vanguard Theater is located at 2803 Manor Rd. Performances are currently taking place until September 29, Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets are at a “pick your price” rate of $15 or $20, with the exception of Thursdays, which are “pay what you wish” night. Cura has strong language and is intended for mature audiences. For tickets, please visit Brown Paper Tickets here. Visit the Facebook event page here.