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Baldemar Rodriguez
Manager of Community Partnerships

    El Zócalo's Community Cuentos y Charlas

    for houston's diverse latinx theatregoers

    Alley Theatre’s El Zócalo announces a series of live and online panel conversations to serve our bilingual community of theatregoers. This season's Community Cuentos y Charlas are centered around the book selection for the NEA Big Read: Alley Theatre/El Zócalo, The House on Mango Street.

    NEA Big Read is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves. Overlapping with National Hispanic Heritage Month, NEA Big Read: Alley Theatre / El Zócalo drives the conversation into the community, using The House on Mango Street to explore LatinX culture, traditions, and issues, and ignite discussion around the importance of heritage. 

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

    We are extending the conversation to connect to the social and economic issues found in The House on Mango Street to Alley Theatre’s upcoming production of 72 Miles to Go… by Hilary Bettis. 72 miles. It’s the distance between Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico—and the distance between a recently deported mother and her American-born husband and children. 72 Miles to Go... follows one family over a decade as they grow up, fall in love, fight in wars, and fight for each other. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

    September 24 at 6 p.m. - Her House on Mango Street
    October 4 at 6 p.m. - Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá (From Neither Here Nor There)
    November 8 at 7 p.m. - An Evening with Sandra Cisneros

    panelists coming soon.