***NEWS FLASH - vip & press preview 10/17***
Join us this Thursday, October 17 from 8pm at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts for our VIP & Press Preview. Be part of the first audience to see the full show!
Tickets just $25 for Preview Night!
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. Students & seniors $25. Preview Night $25
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 SF BATCO Co-Founder Marcelo Javier.
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 theatrical 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, SF BATCO’s dramedy juggles past and present conversations around life, death, inequity, and immigration, touching on moral questions we all face.
Want to know what it’s all about? EL TECOLOTE dropped by during rehearsals recently and interviewed Carlos Barón!
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!
Press & Media Professionals
Interviews in English and Spanish are available on request with Marcelo Javier (Director), Carlos Baron (Playwright), 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, email@example.com / 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.
Please make a donation to help us create diverse, exciting shows, support artists, and provide youth programs.