‘Los Pastores’ Set for Tonight at 7 p.m. in Alamosa
SAN LUIS — Audiences are in for a treat in the viewing of Los Pastores (the traditional shepherd’s play) free of charge to the public at the Sangre De Cristo Parish Church in San Luis on Sunday, Dec. 27th at 7 p.m.in Alamosa.
A special part of the performance includes watching Juanita Malouff Dominguez in the role of Lucifer, the fallen angel. No one is safe from the devil as she seeks to keep the shepherds from the search for the Christ Child. She addresses the vices of gambling, drinking and much more.
Los Pastores is a traditional folk play about the shepherds’ search for the newborn Christ Child and dates back to the Middle Ages as part of a sequence of plays called Autos Sacramentales (acts of faith). Twelve days comprised the complete cycle. Spanish American settlers and the Franciscan priests brought these plays to New Mexico in colonial times.
This production remains true to the original text, but co-directors Arsenio Cordova and Tessa Cordova have added his musical compositions as well.
Arsenio Cordova founded Sangre de Cristo Liturgies in 1981 to create a vehicle for cultural and traditional preservation through music and drama. For the past 28 years, the organization has worked to bring this play to various communities in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Volunteers of all ages comprise the cast. In order to continue the tradition, youngsters who begin their acting career in this venue eventually work their way up to more advanced roles.
Call 719-588-9194 for more information.