• May 20, 2022
 Los Actores give Dickens Holiday Classic Local Twist for Jewel Box Series Show

Los Actores give Dickens Holiday Classic Local Twist for Jewel Box Series Show

Borderland residents can see A Christmas Carol like they’ve never seen it before.

El Paso’s bilingual theater company Los Actores presents A Barrio Christmas as part of the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 10 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11 in the Philanthropy Theatre on the second floor of the Plaza Annex in the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.

BarrioChristmas1A Barrio Christmas is a bilingual production set in El Paso. It was written and directed by Los Actores’ Drime Lockhart, who plays the role of Dona Carmen.

The story centers on a bitter old store owner named Don Juan (Shakespeare-on-the-Rocks veteran Carlos De La Garza-Garcia) who is redeemed by the Christmas spirit when confronted with his past and La Muerte (played by Rockabilly Strangers singer Amanda Vasquez).

The Jewel Box Series, a showcase for area performing arts groups, is produced in partnership with El Paso Live.

American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided for Sunday’s performance.

Tickets are $16 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com (additional online charges may apply), 800-745-3000 and 915-534-0609.


El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre


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*American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided for all Sunday performances.

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