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DEATH & THE ARTIST

A Latino folktale about how death brings meaning to life in a daring musical dramedy.

Original Work by Mercedes Rein & Jorge Curi
Adaptation by Carlos Barón
Directed by Marcelo Javier 

OCT 18 - nov 3
Preview Night Oct 17
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Tickets $40


Join us for a mystical, musical evening full of farce, over-the-top characters, and cutting cultural stories at our new production, Death and the Artist.

Adapted from Mercedes Rein & Jorge Curi’s Death and the Blacksmith (El Herrero y la Muerte) by Chilean Playwright and Bay Area resident Carlos Barón, Death and the Artist is directed by BATCO' Co-Founder Marcelo Javier. 

THE STORY

When an old Californio and ex-coyote named Pobreza (Poverty) tricks Death up a tree in his final moments on Earth, he faces the dilemma "would you risk the fate of the world for a better life?". With death gone, chaos ensues and everyone from the Governor to St. Peter and the Devil try to persuade Pobreza to let Death go to save humanity. This dark comedy brings emblematic characters to life in a theatre experience that will take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster full of farce, fear, and fun. 

With Latino culture at the heart of this creative adaptation, BATCO’s dramedy juggles past and present conversations around life, death, inequity, and immigration, touching on moral questions we all face. 

COME IN COSTUME!

You are invited to don your best costume for our special Halloween night show on October 31st or come dressed in your best Calaca at any performance for a chance to win a special prize!

BRING YOUR FAMILY, GATHER YOUR FRIENDS, AND GET READY FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE LATINO FOLKTALE!

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Take a screenshot of our Death and the Artist poster and postcard and share with your friends and family.

Take a screenshot of our Death and the Artist poster and postcard and share with your friends and family.


Press & Media Professionals

Interviews in English and Spanish are available on request with Marcelo Javier (Director), Carlos Baron (Playwrite), and Claudio Silva (Batco's Production Manager).

We’d also love to invite press professionals to our preview night on October 17. For all enquiries, please contact our PR Liaison, Jackie Wright, jackiewright@wrightnow.biz / 415 525 0410


CAN’T MAKE THE SHOW? DONATE!

At SF BATCO, we aim to unite audiences and artists through the power of live theatre. We also support a committed team of performers and production crew members, and provide mentorships and youth programs to students. As a 501c(3) nonprofit, we rely on donations from donors like you to help us give you these experiences and create opportunities for artists and production professionals, young and old.

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Please make a donation to help us create diverse, exciting shows, support artists, and provide youth programs.

 

 

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Led by Marcelo J. Pereira, Artistic Director of Bay Area Theatre Company (BATCO), Young Thespians Theatre Lab offers high quality performing instruction integrating drama, movement, and music, as well as best practices for auditions, covering everything from etiquette to how to pick materials. Fall skill-building classes culminate in a spring performance of a full-length production on Brava's Main Stage.

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