OREGON CITY - Portland's bilingual touring company Teatro
Milagro returns to Clackamas Community College for a performance of
"Cuéntame Coyote" on Thursday, May 1, at noon. The production in
both English and Spanish will be performed in the McLoughlin
In "Cuéntame Coyote," two cousins are abandoned in the desert,
crossing the border with a "coyote." In their struggle for survival
they encounter coyotes with two legs and four along with a host of
other spirits along their journey. The play is written and directed
by Dãnel Malán.
The play was developed after an intensive research trip to the
Tohono O'odham reservation in Arizona. Sacred stories combined with
migrant tales of the dangers of dehydration, snake bite and
scorpions in the desolate 100 degree desert heat fuel the storyline
of this new Milagro work. Nathaniel Patterson joins Milagro
this season in the title role of Coyote. Ajai Terrazas Tripathi and
Alida Holquín Wilson-Gunn are the two cousins and Mariel Sierra
plays various roles.
A workshop to share tales of journeys and sacred stories of our
ancestors will follow the performance. For more information about
the play or the workshop, contact Irma Bjerre at 503-594-3245 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.