Friday, October 20, 2017

"La Muerte Baila"

La Muerte Baila
Rebecca Martinez
Teatro Visíon

There is palpable excitement stirring as the curtain rises on a darkened underworld as all skeletal souls wait to hear the bells on earth begin to chime to announce el día de los muertos (the Day of the Dead).  Those bells are their invitation to cross over for one day and re-enact a favorite memory, to visit a missed loved one, or just to relish the heat of the sun on their bony faces. 

Rebecca Martinez (with help from the Milagro Ensemble) creates this scenario as the opening of her 2015 play, La Muerta Baila (The Death Dance), now in a rousing, high-energy production by Teatro Visíon of San Jose.  Staged in Spanish, supertitles are available for those in need of English translation. 

My full review can be read on Talkin' Broadway, San Jose/Silicon Valley region:

Rating: 3 E

La Muerte Baila continues through October 22, 2017 by Teatro Visíon at the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose.  Tickets are available at

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