El Zócalo - 72 Miles | 72 Stories

April 11, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Recurring daily
615 Texas Avenue | Houston, TX 77002
Contact: Benito Vasquez; Manager of Community Partnerships
Phone: (713) 315-5444
Times: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Admission: FREE
Area of Town: Downtown
Free Admission: Yes

This will be a curated, city-wide story event where students, families, and organizations will present their stories along with selected artistic participants that will add their monologues, poems, dance and musical offerings on the themes explored by Hilary Bettis' new play 72 Miles to Go. About the Play: 72 miles. It’s the distance between Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico—and the distance between deported immigrant Anita and her American-born husband and children. 72 Miles to Go... follows one family over a decade as they come of age, fall in love, fight in wars, and fight for each other, against the backdrop of deportation, DACA, and changing immigration laws. ABOUT EL ZÓCALO Inspired by the traditional meeting places found all over Latin America, Alley Theatre’s metaphoric “El Zócalo” is a place-making initiative to celebrate, grow, and interact with Houston’s diverse Latin culture and artistic community. Alley Theatre is proud to join together with well-established cultural and social organizations and Houston-area schools to foster community and reinforce Houston’s presence as a diverse arts center that serves every neighborhood in its community. Part of Latino Art Now! and the Spring of Latino Art.