Friday, December 14, 2012


The Farolitos of Christmas

December 14 - 16, 2012

7:30 -  Friday, & Saturday

2 pm -  Saturday & Sunday

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

$12, $17, $22 w/ $2 off for students, seniors, NHCC members

The Vortex Theatre and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present The Farolitos of Christmas, a timeless, heartwarming play by iconic New Mexican author Rudolfo Anaya.

It's Christmas in San Juan, New Mexico, and young Luz worries that with her grandfather sick and her father away in a hospital recovering from his war wounds, they cannot celebrate Christmas with the lighting of the traditional luminarias, or bonfires, outside their home.  Then Luz has an idea for making little lanterns, or farolitos, to welcome the holiday celebrants, as well as her father, who returns home unexpectedly in time for Christmas.

This special holiday production by the Vortex and the NHCC, reflecting the rich family traditions of northern New Mexican Hispanic culture, is directed by Valli Marie Rivera. vendini-ticket-button179.jpg