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"Watermelon Kisses" and "Marisol's Christmas"/Fiesta Cultural

Saturday, October 16 at 12:00am to 11:59pm

Virtual Event

The Department of Theatre Arts/University Theatre is participating in Lane County’s 2021 Fiesta Cultural!

From October 2nd-16th, 2021: We’ll be streaming our recordings of "Watermelon Kisses" and "Marisol’s Christmas" by José Cruz González. "Watermelon Kisses" and "Marisol’s Christmas" premiered on our University Theatre YouTube Channel last spring as part of University Theatre’s 2020-21 season.

Link to YouTube premiere:

Information about the plays:

In "Watermelon Kisses," two brothers tease one another about what happens when you swallow a watermelon seed, but the story is much larger than this, as the boys are named for the Mayan and Aztec gods Tlāloc and Quetzal.

In "Marisol’s Christmas," a family flees over the border from Mexico to the United States on Christmas Eve and takes refuge under the overpass of a freeway bridge. There, Papí uses found objects to tell a story that gives the family hope and joy on this night of nights.

Information about Fiesta Cultural:

Lane Arts Council is pleased to announce the 7th year of Fiesta Cultural! Lane County’s largest celebration of Latino/a/x arts and culture, Fiesta Cultural features multicultural in person and digital events happening September through December that highlight the rich diversity of Latino/a/x arts, culture, and heritage in Lane County.