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Abuelita, a one-man play, returns to Coastal Bend College–Beeville
Oct 15, 2008 | 660 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Coastal Bend College Cultural and Educational Committee and the Starlex Theatre Company present “Abuelita y los Muertos,” written and performed by Alex Garza. This one-man play will show at the Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium at Coastal Bend College in Beeville on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $2. Rates for groups of ten or larger are available.

In this new adventure, everybody’s favorite grandmother is back with another holiday TV special. As Abuelita prepares for La Día de los Muertos, her special celebration goes awry when she is visited by too many spirits from her past, all with a very special message. Narrated by her grandson Alejandro, this comic and touching tale reminds Abuelita about family, tradition and the true meaning of her life.

Alex Garza was drama director at Coastal Bend College in Beeville for seven years, where he directed over 30 productions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater from Texas A&M University - Kingsville. He earned a masters degree in theater from Eastern Michigan University in 1996.

He moved to Austin in 2003, where he has performed with several theater companies. He produced many works, including one-man plays under his own theater company. Garza spent the past four years performing for elementary school students. He recently received recognition for his playwriting and is a recipient of Austin’s B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Youth.

Garza is currently a drama adjunct professor at Austin Community College and continues to develop theatre projects. He is also touring with the Zachary Scott Theatre’s Project Interact production of Fabulas de Aesop.

Proceeds from this performance will offset the cost of bringing future dramatic performances to the community. Questions about this and other shows can be addressed to Kay Past, ext. 2401 or kaypast@coastalbend.edu.
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