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Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven

  • Cesar Chavez Elementary Schoolyard 825 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Brava presents acclaimed Chicano Theatre Company El Teatro Campesino  


Sat, May 21, 2pm

Performance takes place at Cesar Chavez Elementary Schoolyard
Enter on Folsom between 22nd & 23rd

Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven, the Maya creation myth, adapted and directed by Kinan Valdez, comes to San Francisco with an epic visual feast, in a magical community performance. The play is produced and performed by El Teatro Campesino, the internationally known Chicano theatre company founded by Luis Valdez. El Teatro Campesino brings this ancient myth to life with towering puppetry, music, and dance. Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven reaches across centuries and cultures to celebrate life and creation in three languages: Spanish, English, and Quiché.

Opening Performance by La Familia Peña-Govea

Miguel Govea and Susan Peña and their two daughters, Rene and Cecilia, continue a legacy of family music making that encompasses the Chicano/Mexican/American traditions of love songs, rancheras, cumbias and more.

Miguel Govea: bass
Susan Peña: guitar
Rene Peña-Govea: button accordion
Cecilia Peña-Govea: guira, trumpet