May 28 & 29 at 7:30pm
Jamaica Plain, MA
In partnership with Hyde Square Task force, Charlestown Working Theater, and the City of Boston
Based on Double Edge’s Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul, this large-scale indoor/outdoor performance features the internationally recognized Double Edge Ensemble and renowned Argentine guest musicians Manuel Uriona (Bersuit Vergarabat) and Micaela Farias Gomez (Santadiabla), and will showcase youth performers from Hyde Square Task Force.
The story follows a traveler who returns to his hometown after many years. Memories of his past and stories about the town’s colorful inhabitants evoke reflections about an increasingly universal theme: how progress can displace people. Inspired by Alejandro Jodorowski’s Where the Bird Sings Best, Isabel Allende’s Eva Luna, writings by Borges and Marquez, as well as poetry by Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz, the show is imbued with the excitement of a Latin American carnival, and draws upon memory, culture, and song. Wrapped in a world of magic realism, audience members encounter and mingle with townspeople while traversing the landscape, which has surprising similarities to Boston's Latin Quarter.
Free and open to the public.
The spectacle begins at HSTF's Blessed Sacrament Church Building, 361 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, and travels in parade to Mozart Park.
This project is made possible with funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts, ArtPlace, the Boston Foundation, and the Boston Cultural Council.