B’aktun 13, a bilingual play by Portland-based Teatro Milagro Touring Theater Company, will be held Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.
Written by Teatro Milagro Artistic Director Dañel Malan and directed by Matthew Zrebski, this original, bilingual production provides a culturally enriching evening of entertainment accessible to both the English and Spanish speaking communities.
B’aktun 13 follows three Latinos that are swept up in an ICE raid and deported to Mexico. They are suddenly immersed into indigenous cultural experiences, and as they are drawn into prophecies surrounding B’aktun 13 - the final era in the Mayan calendar -will the world change on December 21, 2012, or will they?
A free one-hour “Unidad” workshop focused on the explorations of “Ourselves, Our Community and Our Future” through poetry, movement and image theatre will be held prior to the performance at 4 p.m.
For more information on the workshop, contact Leslie Hammond, LBCC theatre manager, at 541-917-4554. Workshop seating is limited. Reservations are suggested.
Tickets for B’aktun 13 are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office in Takena Hall, Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or two hours prior to the performance, or online in connection with Box Office Avenue at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, or by phone at 514-917-4531.
For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Juan Young Trust, the Autzen Foundation and the Bloomfield Family Foundation.