"The Shrunken Head of Panco Villa"

From May 8 to 30, 2009, Miracle Theatre Group is pleased to present “The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa”, a comedy written by Luis Valdez, directed by Olga Sanchez and sponsored by El Hispanic News.

ABOUT THE PLAY
From the earliest days of Chicano theatre comes this raucous and unpredictable satire in which a sellout son returns home with a grand scheme to move his family out of the barrio and into the American dream. But will a seductive nostalgia for Mexico’s revolutionary past overwhelm his efforts? That’s when the head begins to talk …

A Sunday Scholar Series — “Seeds of Chicano Identity” — offers free post-play panel discussions after each Sunday matinee (see below for details).

“The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa” (which is presented in English) plays May 8-30, 2009 at the Milagro Theatre (525 SE Stark St., Portland). Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20-$22 (only $16 for students and senior citizens) from 503-236-7253 or www.milagro.org. There is one preview performance at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009; all preview tickets are only $14. The complimentary post-play reception on opening night is sponsored by La Casita.

For more details (including a complimentary bilingual study guide), call 503-236-7253 or visit www.milagro.org.

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