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
Presented in cooperation with the National Museum of Mexican Art.
A Lyric Unlimited Event.
BENITO JUÁREZ COMMUNITY ACADEMY
1450-1510 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago
Friday, April 19, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
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203 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan
Sunday, April 21, 2013
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.