written by: Eddie González
Where: Miller Outdoor Theater
It is with great honor that we will be presenting our traditional annual production, “Calavera Con Calavera” (Skulls), at Houston’s iconic venue, Miller Outdoor Theater, this October 30th at 7:30p.m.
Thanks to the well-known non-profit organization, FLAS, and their executive director, Elia Chino, Grupo de Teatro Índigo was able to acquire a grant to present this cultural, original play, that educates the community the true meaning of día de los muertos.
COVID-19 has put a halt to the entire world, and the crisis has left plenty damaged, but the world is coming back to it’s new normal, getting life back on track. This will bring a great opportunity to shine back, and enjoy a show we will bring the community that teaches the value of family, and living a healthy life.
It is a Spanish theatrical play with English Subtitles, that brings the vibrant colors that represent day of the dead, classical Mexican songs sung LIVE, beautiful traditional dances that connect to the story, and an ancient blessings from our ancestors.
What is Calavera Con Calavera about?
It’s Day of the Dead, and the Hacienda el Calvario dresses up for this great celebration; just like every year, the Burgos Family reunites once again to continue celebrating this tradition. The story tells the life of Timoteo Burgos and his family, who have gone in search of happiness all their lives without achieving it. Throughout the story, the characters are intertwined with the symbolism that surrounds this ancient tradition. Each character truly shows us what their path has been, and the surprising twist that takes each other’s destiny.
“Calavera Con Calavera” has become an annual tradition in the City of Houston, achieving six consecutive years on stage. In 2019, this production gained international recognition from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs by participating in Global Week with full support from The Consulate General of Mexico in Houston. In the same year, it received a city of Houston proclamation by Mayor Sylvester Turner, declaring November 3 as “Calavera Con Calavera” Day.