Date(s) - 08/26/2016
Set in the 1960s at the height of the Bracero program, El Bracero is a dynamic one-act “Mariachi Opera” which fuses mariachi music, ballet folklorico, and powerful “opera” style set pieces.
“El Bracero” highlights the challenges that legal farmworkers faced in the U.S. and focuses on the bracero camps in the 1960s. “El Bracero” is both a cultural and educational experience that teaches an important part of Mexican-American history that is often overlooked.
“We’re delighted to bring El Bracero to Moorpark College,” says Luis Sanchez, President of Moorpark College. “It kicks off a year of special events leading to the 50th Anniversary Gala on August 26, 2017, at Air Force One at the Ronald Reagan Library.”
“El Bracero” was written by Rosalinda Verde from Visalia, CA and features music performed by Mariachi Aguilas de Oxnard and poignantly communicates the struggles encountered by farmworkers to the audiences,” says Bernardo Perez, Board Trustee, Ventura County Community College District.
A special VIP reception featuring a dialogue with the producer, Miguel Orozco, and the playwright, Rosalinda Verde, will be held at 6:00pm in the Performing Arts Center, Black Box. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served during the pre-show event, and the VIP reception will continue immediately following the play with live mariachi music and dessert.
Tickets for El Bracero are now on sale at http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/community/foundation/events or by calling: (805) 553-4760.