Milagro Theatre Company
Presents El Payaso
September 15, 2017, 7pm
By Emilio Rodriguez
Directed by Georgina Escobar
Bilingual National Touring Production
This ecodrama follows the journey of a young Latino, fresh from college with an environmental science degree, heading to Nicaragua for a chance to make a difference in small rural villages. His journey honors the work of the late Ben Linder, who brought electricity to villages in Nicaragua and also shared his talents of clowning. Ben’s memory lives on in the work of Clowns without Borders and various environmental groups that are collaborating to bring this story to life. With red noses and humor, the performers will share the value of “thinking globally, while acting locally.”
In 1987 Ben Linder was killed by Contras in Nicaragua, during a war that was fueled by the Regan administration of the United States. For the 30th anniversary of Ben’s passing, this play will share with a new generation, an inspirational story of one idealist who saw the potential of art and science to help save the world, one small village at a time. El Payaso project is part of the Latina/o Theatre Commons El Fuego Initiative.
Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors 62+, and $15 for groups of 10 or more.