SF BATCO's "Death and The Artist" by Carlos Barón Directed by Marcelo Javier, October 18-November 3

With Latino culture at the heart of this creative adaptation, BATCO's musical dramedy juggles past and present conversations around life, death, inequity, and immigration, touching on moral questions we all face. Production runs October 18-November 3 with Media & VIP Preview Night October 17th. Dress in costume for Halloween and prepare for Día de los Muertos.
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SF BATCO's "Death & The Artist" by Carlos Barón  Directed by Marcelo Javier
SF BATCO's "Death & The Artist" by Carlos Barón Directed by Marcelo Javier
SAN FRANCISCO - Sept. 28, 2019 - PRLog -- Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises, www.wrightnow.biz~~~

BATCO presents a Latino folktale about how death brings meaning to life in their daring dramedy, Death and the Artist.

Original Work by Mercedes Rein & Jorge Curi
Adaptation by Carlos Barón
Directed by Marcelo Javier

October 18th through November 3rd, Preview on October 17
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street, SF, CA 94110

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (BATCO) presents Death and the Artist: A Latino folktale about how death brings meaning to life.
The show takes place at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts from Friday October 18th through November 3rd 2019 (over Halloween and Día de los Muertos), with a press and VIP preview on October 17th. Attendees are invited to don their best costume for our special Halloween night show on October 31st or come dressed in your best Calaca at any performance for a chance to win a special prize.

Adapted from Mercedes Rein & Jorge Curi's Death and the Blacksmith (El Herrero y la Muerte) by Chilean Playwright and Bay Area resident Carlos Barón, Death and the Artist is directed by BATCO Co-Founder Marcelo Javier.

When an old Californio and ex-coyote named Pobreza (Poverty) tricks Death up a tree in his final moments on Earth, he faces the dilemma "would you risk the fate of the world for a better life?". With death gone, chaos ensues and everyone from the Governor to St. Peter and the Devil try to persuade Pobreza to let Death go to save humanity. This dark comedy brings emblematic characters to life in a theatre experience that will take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster full of farce, fear, and fun.

Tickets are available online at www.sfbatco.org.


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ABOUT Carlos Barón
Carlos Barón
(Playwright), born in Chile, has been living and doing theater in the SF Bay Area since the late sixties. From 1978 until 2016 he worked at San Francisco State University. He is now an Emeritus Professor in Theater Arts. He has acted with the Berkeley Repertory Theater, The San Jose Repertory Theater, Thick Description, San Jose Stage Company, The One Act Theater Company, The Eureka Theater, among others.. He is currently a columnist for "El Tecolote" ("The Devil's Advocate").

ABOUT Marcelo Javier
Marcelo Javier
co-founded the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (BATCO) in 2014. Born and raised in San Francisco, Marcelo has been performing, directing, and causing all sorts of theatrical chaos in the Bay Area for most of his life. Before founding BATCO, he helped produce two Off-Broadway productions, The Black Book by Phil Blechman and Rogerandtom by Julien Scwab. For more information about Marcelo Javier and the founding of SF BATCO, visit www.sfbatco.org.

ABOUT the Cast and Production Crew

Death and the Artist features a cast that includes Alfred Muller, Mercedes White, Michael Huston, Tommy Clifford, Julio Chavez, Ron Chapman, Benjamin Garcia, Isa Musni, Sedrick Cabrera, and Mitos Martinez. The production team features sound design by Louis Lagalante, lighting design by Claudio Silva Restrepo, set design by Bo Golden and costume design by Sehar Peerzada.



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