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  • by José "Pepe" Martínez and Leonard Foglia
  • Approximate running time: 1h 15m

Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
(To Cross the Face of the Moon)

A poignant theatrical experience, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna is filled with the passionate musical storytelling that is integral to both mariachi and opera. The story follows three generations of one family, divided by countries and cultures. When a long-buried secret is revealed, members of the Velásquez family must travel physically and spiritually between Mexico and the U.S.A., looking deep into their hearts before discovering where they truly belong.

“A stunning and emotional work.” Houston Chronicle

“A pioneering work about the immigrant experience...heartfelt…shockingly melodic…the Paris audience both wept and shouted with joy at discovering something wonderful and fresh.” Broadwayworld.com

Performed in Spanish and English with projected English translations.

Music by José “Pepe” Martínez
Book and direction by Leonard Foglia
Lyrics by Martínez and Foglia

Starring 
Octavio Moreno
Cecilia Duarte
Vanessa Cerda-Alonso
Brian Shircliffe
Brittany Wheeler
David Guzmán
Saúl Avalos

Juan Mejía

Presented in cooperation with the National Museum of Mexican Art.

A Lyric Unlimited Event.

 Lyric Unlimited

BENITO JUÁREZ COMMUNITY ACADEMY

1450-1510 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago

Friday, April 19, 2013 
7:30pm   
  Saturday, April 20, 2013 
2:00pm
7:30pm

Tickets: $5
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!


GENESEE THEATRE

203 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan

Sunday, April 21, 2013 
7:30pm
   

Tickets: $5/$10/$18

 

 

Cruzar la Cara de la Luna Lead Sponsor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Cosponsors: an Anonymous Donor, Maria C. Bechily and Scott Hodes, The Chicago Community Trust, The Chicago White Sox, Goya Foods, Inc., Ingredion Incorporated, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The McDonald's Owners of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, Ken Norgan, The Quaker Oats Company, Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez, Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Silva, Surge Innovations, and Walgreens.

Octavio Moreno

Laurentino
Octavio Moreno

Cecilia Duarte

Renata
Cecilia Duarte

Vanessa Cerda-Alonzo

Lupita
Vanessa Cerda-Alonzo

Brian Shircliffe

Mark
Brian Shircliffe

Brittany Wheeler

Diana
Brittany Wheeler

David Guzman

Rafael
David Guzmán

Saul Avalos

Chucho
Saúl Avalos

Saul Avalos

Victor
Juan Mejía

 

Aida - Joel

Director
Leonard Foglia

 

Aida - Lata

Music Supervisor
David Hanlon

 

Aida - Halmen

Music Director
Chía Patiño

 

Aida - Halmen

Choreographer
Keturah Stickann

 

Aida - Halmen

Costume Designer
Cesar Galindo

 

Aida - Halmen

Lighting Designer
Brian Nason