With the support of the Oregon Arts Commission Arts Build Communities, Teatro Milagro will be bringing to Morrow and Umatilla Counties a bilingual play and theatre workshops to schools for two days in April. The play, Searching for Aztlán, begins in January 2012 with the Tucson school board’s acceptance of HB 2281, shutting down Mexican American Studies and removing its books from classrooms. A giant dust storm, or “haboob,” strikes the city and leaves Dolores Huelga, a teacher, unemployed and in an alternate reality. Lost in the desert, Dolores sets out on a quest for the mythical city of Aztlán. Along the way she encounters a quirky High-Spanic, a militant Super-Chicano, and a working class Latina Immigrant – all dispossessed exiles – with whom she joins forces to fight for truth, justice, and the “indigenous way.” A biting and satirical journey, Searching for Aztlán takes the audience on a metaphorical yellow brick road of discovery about what it means to be Chicano in contemporary society.
Main street will come alive with entertainment, food booths and an assortment of artisans showcasing their mediums. Events include a Children's booth full of free art for the kids to participate in. Enjoy a mid morning stroll adorned with vibrant colors, brooding lines, realistic renditions and fanciful creations pulled right out of dreams. It's a 2 day celebration of the variety that is art!