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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Milagro with "Viva la Revolucion"

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Celebrate Day of the Dead at El Centro Milagro with Miracle Theatre's new bilingual production ...


Created by Martín Milagro, directed by Olga Sanchez and sponsored by Ronni Lacroute, The Oregonian and the Consulate of Mexico in Portland

October 20-November 13, 2011 • Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St., Portland

Every year, the dead are commemorated in Portland’s longest-running Día de los Muertos celebration. In the early 20th century, when the people of Mexico joined forces to demand reform, Las Adelitas were women who bravely planted themselves in the line of fire in support of the Mexican revolutionaries. Celebrated in music and dance with corridos and baile folklórico, we honor those who fought fearlessley for liberation — both 100 years ago and still today.

This production is bilingual. We expect the performance to last about 1.5 hours. The play is suitable for ages 5 and older, but best enjoyed by those 10 and older.

¡Viva la Revolución! plays four weekends only, Oct. 20 through Nov. 13, 2011 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. Individual tickets begin at $15 for our preview and range up to $30 for the final week of performances. Prices vary depending on the date and if you purchase in advance or at the door. Discounts for students, seniors and groups of 15 or more are available. Nominal ticket service handling charges may apply.

Purchase tickets in advance by calling 503-236-7253 weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or online anytime from http://www.milagro.or...­

From Oct. 20 through Nov. 13, 2011, Miracle Theatre Group is pleased to display an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) created by local Latino artists in celebration of Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead). “Day of the Dead reaches into the ancient history of Mexico, when the spirits of dead relatives are allowed to return to the mortal world to visit loved ones,” says Pepe Moscoso of FusionArte, the exhibit curator and host of a Spanish-language radio program on KBOO. “The spirits are greeted with offerings of food and things that the person enjoyed in life. These are laid out on a Day of the Dead altar, and it is believed that the spirits consume the essence and the aroma of the foods that are offered.” This year, we dedicate altars to Las Adelitas, Emiliano Zapato, Diego Rivera and the Children of the World. The exhibit will also feature paintings by Brenda Valentin and photography by Pepe Moscoso.

The altar exhibit is open for one hour prior to each performance in our Zócalo space adjacent to our lobby.

• October 20, 2011: This is a preview performance, for which all tickets are only $15-$19, depending when purchased.
• October 21, 201: A complimentary post-play reception follows the opening night performance.
• October 30, 2011: This Sunday matinee will feature ASL interpretation (contact box office for priority seating) and followed by a post-play discussion with the cast and crew (bilingual).
• November 1, 2011: ¡Viva Milagro! Day of the Dead Dinner to benefit Miracle Theatre Group
• November 6, 2011: This Sunday performance will be preceded by free Day of the Dead-themed literary readings from Los Porteños writers group (bilingual).

• Watch a behind the scenes video of interviews with actors:­
• Download our complimentary study guide in English or Spanish from
• Check out photos of the production at
• Go backstage on our new blog:
• Friend us on Facebook: Martin Milagro
• Follow us on Twitter:

The Miracle Theatre Group has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre to the Northwest community and beyond for more than 25 years. In addition to its national tours, Miracle provides a home for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches the local community with a variety of community outreach projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture. For more information about the Miracle Theatre Group, visit or call 503-236-7253.

Tim Krause, Marketing Director
Miracle Theatre Group
Theatre: 525 SE Stark St.
Office: 425 SE Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
503-236-7253 voice
503-236-4174 fax

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