Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
November 4–12, 2023
MUSIC BY JOSÉ “PEPE” MARTÍNEZ
LYRICS BY LEONARD FOGLIA AND JOSÉ “PEPE” MARTÍNEZ
LIBRETTO BY LEONARD FOGLIA
ORCHESTRATION BY DAVID HANLON
Where there is love, there is home.
The U.S./Mexico border isn’t the only obstacle dividing the Velásquez family. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna tells the story of a multigenerational Mexican American family separated by countries, cultures, and consequences in search of new possibilities. As their grandfather journeys back in time to reflect on his life in his final days, the members of the Velásquez family must make their own migration across land and through memory, searching their hearts to discover where they belong. Richly interwoven with mariachi tradition and a newly arranged orchestration, this modern story reminds us that family knows no borders.
Sung and spoken in Spanish and English with English captions projected above the stage.
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José “Pepe” Martínez was born in 1941, in the southern Jalisco village of Tecalitlán, where he demonstrated a natural talent for music as a young boy. Mariachi music was deeply rooted in his local community and was a primary inspiration…