This performance will be in Spanish with English Subtitles.
In 2019 Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner, presented a proclamation making November 3rd Calavera con Calavera Day in our city. The Government of Mexico has been recognizing it by making it part of the Semana Global (World Wide Week), representing our city of Houston, along with other Day of the Dead events around the world, and the General Consulate of Mexico in Houston gave full support, due to the highly cultural content representing Mexico.
The Honorable Consul of Mexico in Houston, Alicia Kerber, made “Calavera con Calavera” part of the events to represent their 100 hundred anniversary of the Mexican consulate in Houston in 2019 through 2021. In 2022, Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, gave a recognition to Grupo de Teatro Índigo for their 15th anniversary, educating and entertaining the community through the arts.
Synopsis: The Burgos Family gets together on Day of the Dead to celebrate this important date; a yearly tradition in Hacienda Calvario to solemnize this festivity. Mystery and secrets ensue as the family brings drama to the table while being taught the value of life. The Burgos manage to teach us the meaning of every element presented; why altars are made and what objects can be used to decorate them, the food that is offered, the traditional “calaveritas” (verses that rhyme), and La Catrina (Death) roams around, reminding us that life is beautiful and that we need to take advantage of it.
Where do we go after we die? That is the question each character asks; it’s a story between life and death where the ending will surprise the audience.
Even though the story remains the same, every year Índigo tries to add new elements to “Calavera con Calavera” (Skulls) trying to keep surprising the audience, and this year won’t be any different. The University of Houston-Downtown and Nancy Yliria will return with LIVE Mariachi for their musical numbers of traditional Mexican songs, and dances with Houston Ballet Folklorico, accompanied by Danza Chikawa.
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