Monday, December 15, 2008

Abuelita's Christmas Carol, Alex Garza at City Theatre, December 13 - 21

Alex Garza’s photo for this funny, charming tribute might suggest to you a cross-dressing version of elfin Espy Randolph in Zach Theatre’s annual Santaland Diaries.

Not so. For Abuelita's Christmas Carol Alex does use a prop or two, including those wonderful fly-away glasses and a Christmas apron, but for almost all of the presentation he dresses as himself.

He's a bald-shaven, short, rounded man in an olive-colored pullover and jeans, with a wonderful, jumpy animation and the talent to embody nine characters, including himself, principally with shifts in voice and body language. As well as the pet pig, Agapito.

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1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more with this article. I have seen this performance three times. Each one bringing a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. His message of love and family togetherness truley transcends all cultures.