Kid-friendly, bilingual folktales for the family!
Mujer de Maiz and El Baile de los Tecolotes (Corn Woman and The Dance of the Owls).
Teatro Paraguas is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 Santa Fe Public Library Tour, Dos Cuentos Misteriosos.
The hour-long program includes a traditional northern New Mexico cuento (folk-tale), El Baile de los Tecolotes (The Dance of the Owls), and a modern cuento entitled Mujer de Maiz (Corn Woman) by Geraldine Lawson. The cuentos are presented bilingually.
Mujer de Maiz is the story of Maria Juana, a humble and spiritual woman, and her simple-minded but trusted helper Panfilo. As Maria Juana grows the best corn in the village, her neighbors become very suspicious and fearful that she is in league with the Devil. Their ignorance leads them to aggressive action, but Panfilo saves the day.
El Baile de los Tecolotes involves a traveling merchant who seeks shelter for the night with two old women who live in a small house in the country. But he has no rest that night, which involves magic powder, dancing owls, and a ferocious cat.
Although the cuentos contain a moral message (as all cuentos do), they are humorous and suitable for an all-ages audience. The cuentos are presented bilingually with music and audience participation.
The production is directed by JoJo Sena de Tarnoff, and involves actors ages 4 to 65, including Maya Sanchez, Armando Hernandez, Paola Martini, Luca Martini, Emilia Martini, Amador Gonzales, Alex Streeper, Karmela Gonzales, Cliff Russell, and Argos MacCallum.
April 9 • 1 p.m. • Main Library
145 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, 87501