El Nogalar

El Nogalar

Written by: Tanya Saracho 

Category:  Comedy · Drama · Local Premiere · College

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The Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and director Laura Hope kick off the 2012-2013 season with the New Orleans premiere of Tanya Saracho’s El Nogalar, an explosive tale of humor and heartache in today’s changing Mexico.

El Nogalar (The Pecan Orchard) is a contemporary adaptation inspired by Anton Chekhov’s classic The Cherry Orchard. In Chekhov’s classic, the family comes home a few months before they lose their orchard due to debt. Similarly, El Nogalar finds an upper-class Mexican family about to lose their orchard. Set in present-day Northern Mexico, it charts the family’s experience as their way of life is threatened by encroaching drug cartels, violence and economic upheaval.

El Nogalar is a comical and moving story about family, self-identity and how one defines home when it is set against the encroaching issues plaguing Mexico today.

Total performances: 5

Alina Gordillo.... Anita
Gabby Landry.... Maite
Leandra Garcia.... Dunia
Rachel Christian-Fenwick.... Valeria
Ryan Williams.... Lopez
*=featured role

Dr. Laura Hope ....  Director
Kellie Grengs ....  Costume Design
Robert Cheramie ....  Stage Manager
Georgia Gresham ....  Artistic Director
Alex Kennon ....  Assistant Director
C. Patrick Gendusa ....  Marketing Coordinator
Kaleb Babb ....  Costume Shop Assistant

Notes: El Nogalar will run in the Lower Depths Theatre at Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Avenue (Corner of Calhoun and St. Charles) on November 28, 29, 30, and December 1 @ 8:00 pm, and December 2 @ 2:00 pm.

Main Season Tickets: Tickets available online at www.montage.loyno.edu
Tickets: $12 General Admission, $8 Students, Children
and Senior Citizens
Group Rates Available for all Productions
Call 865-2074 for Ticket Information
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, 865-3840
Record created by: FrancesGrem

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