La Pastorela
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
at the historic Garcia Opera House
Socorro, New Mexico
 
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"La Pastorela" (the Shepherds) is a centuries-old adaption of the Christmas story
as brought to New Mexico by the early Franciscan friars.
This special performance in Socorro is by La Gran Pastorela de Belen group.
This is the authentic, traditional performance in the Spanish language -- performed in
period dress of biblical times with live music accompaniment.
You do not need to be Spanish speaking to enjoy this dramatic play, told in romantic prose and peppered with humor as the shepherds find their way to meet the Christ child.
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Enjoy the performance on the historic raked stage of the Garcia Opera House
Michael battles Lucifer to allow the Shepherds to
continue to Bethlehem to find the Christ child
Gila and the shepherds arrive in Bethlehem and sing
praises to Mary and the baby Jesus
The lazy Bartolo is overwhelmed with emotion as he
worships the Christ child
FREE ADMISSION.  This special program is sponsored by the Friend's group to
EL CAMINO REAL INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE CENTER
A New Mexico State Monument
South of Socorro on I-25, exit 115