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Prepare yourself for a wild, bloody, political-poetical ride when The Alta Arts launches the premier Texas production of Massacre: Sing to Your Children, a play by Oscar-nominated, Puerto-Rican born American playwright José Rivera, best known for his screenplay The Motorcycle Diaries about Che Guevara. This supernatural, moral and perhaps religious allegory may be set in small-town New Hampshire, but you’ll question whether you’ve landed smack down in a dictator-riven Central American state. Although the playwright’s Latin American power themes are evident, the complex dynamics of perception and fear will be frighteningly familiar to any audience.
The play follows eight “average” previously non-violent folks in the small town of Granville who have just committed a gruesome act. As the New York Times said in their 2012 review of Rattlesnake Theater’s revival, Massacre is a place where “Greek tragedy, magic realism and pulpy horror movie conventions collide.”
The Alta Arts
5412 Ashbrook Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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