Home / Events / Theater / Cuéntame Coyote

Cuéntame Coyote

SAVANNAH WASSERMAN
7:30 pm Thursdays, 8 pm Fridays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Jan. 25., Thursday January 23 | $17-$26.
Miracle Theatre
525 SE Stark St.
 
Milagro Theatre kicks off 2014 with Cuéntame Coyote, a play written and directed by Dañel Malán that follows the plight of Mexican immigrants seeking a better life north of the border. The show—it’s bilingual but easy to follow for non-Spanish speakers—is only an hour, but the simplistic story line can make it feel longer. We first meet the main characters in a Mexican factory. Maria (Alida Holguín Gunn) has a passion that’s mesmerizing, and she speaks with a loud, quick voice, conveying emotional intensity and even shedding a few tears. Her gay cousin José (Ajai Terrazas-Tripathi), who originally suggests the journey to the U.S., is lighthearted and quick on his feet. Mariel Sierra and Erubiel Valladares Carranza round out the cast, moving capably between a variety of roles. As Maria and Jose make their way across the border, they encounter coyotes of both the two-legged and four-legged varieties: smugglers who help them sneak through the desert and into the U.S., and performers clad in rubber masks and bushy tails who linger around the desert, finishing off human remains. At one point, there’s even a literal dance with death: Dressed in a black robe and skull mask, Terrazas-Tripathi sways seductively with one of Sierra’s fallen characters. A simple backdrop of desert scenery, minimal props and modest costumes keep the focus on the straightforward and intermittently funny story, even if the pacing occasionally lags.

Where: Miracle Theatre
Phone: 236-7253
Address: 525 SE Stark St.
Website: http://milagro.org/

 
 

Miracle Theatre

525 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR
97214
 
This prolific Latino community organization stages Spanish, English and bilingual plays.
Other events in Theater

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Dance presenter White Bird kicked off its first round of “Barney” creative prizes in 2013, awarded as a grant that recognizes innovative choreographers f ...

7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 26-28 | $26-$68
Newmark Theatre 1111 SW Broadway Portland Web | Map

Cinderella

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Oregon Ballet Theatre kicks off its spring season with the classic story Cinderella,

7:30 pm Feb. 28, March 1 and March 5-7. 2 pm Saturday, March 7. | $40-$165
Keller Auditorium 222 SW Clay St. Portland Web | Map

Constructs

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015
Constructs is curator Rachel Adams’ inspired solution to the quandary of how to fill Disjecta’s massive exhibition space. This clean, elegant show is a kind of “etude on the wall,” a se ...
Disjecta 8371 N Interstate Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Miracle Theatre

Opción Múltiple

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Miracle Theatre stages the U.S. premiere of a comedy by Mexican playwright Luis Mario Moncada Gil. The play follows a woman with dissociative identity disorder (what we used to call multiple p ...

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Feb. 28 | $16-$24
Miracle Theatre 525 SE Stark St. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close