Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville 2006-2007 Theatre Season Closes With Comedy Our Lady of the Tortilla April 9-11

KINGSVILLE - March 27, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

our lady
Featured in the photo (L-R): Sarai Berryhill, Gabriel Ruiz, Lorraine
Rodriguez, Rick Saenz

Comedic chaos abounds at the home of the Cruz family, the fictional stars of the Luis Santeiro play Our Lady of the Tortilla, the closing production of the 2006-2007 Texas A&M University-Kingsville theatre season.

In one wild weekend, college-aged Cruz son Nelson brings home his WASPy girlfriend, flamboyant mother Dahlia goes off in mad pursuit of her straying husband and elder son Eddie shows up in a van with his failed life and pregnant girlfriend. To top it all off, Aunt Dolores sees the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla, turning their New Jersey home into a suburban Lourdes. As the family struggles with beliefs and conflicts old and new, the endurance of family love is revealed to be the real miracle.       

The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, April 9-11. Admission is $3.

Sean P. Cooper, lecturer in the department of communications and theatre arts, directs the production. James Taylor Maupin IV, a sophomore theatre arts major from Falfurrias, serves as stage manager.

The cast of Our Lady of the Tortilla is made up of the following:

Christina Garcia, sophomore theatre arts major from Zapata, plays Dolores. Dahlia is played by Lorraine Rodriguez, a junior theatre arts and communications major from Laredo. Nelson is played by Gabriel Ruiz, a senior theatre arts major from San Antonio.
Sarai Berryhill of Amarillo plays Beverly. Eddie is played by Rick Saenz, a sophomore theatre arts major from Falfurrias. Finally, the voice of Valerie Spinetti is played by Michelle Zamora, a sophomore theatre arts major from Bishop.


More information on Our Lady of the Tortilla is available at 361-593-3401.

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