Adapted for the stage from the mid-16th century text The Nican Mopohua this site-specific epic event, presented by GOYA Foods and produced by the Latino Theater Company at Downtown L.A.’s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, unites families during the holiday season.
A Los Angeles holiday tradition starring Esperanza America as the Virgin and featuring over 100 actors, singers and indigenous Aztec dancers as well as children and seniors from the community in the City’s largest theatrical holiday production.
According to Latino Theater Company artistic director José Luis Valenzuela, “At this time, when the Latinx community is experiencing increased racism and discrimination, the story of Juan Diego, who suffered the same because he was a dark-skinned indigenous peasant, is more important than ever.
Offering this beautiful pageant to the Los Angeles community FREE of charge is a gift to all Angelenos, but especially to poor and working families who cannot afford to attend other holiday offerings.
This event is taking place on December 6, 2019 and December 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels located at 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Admission is free, but reserved seating is available for $45.