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Baktun12 is an East Salinas theater and media arts organization committed to the cultivation of oral histories and community actions that empower working families throughout the Salinas Valley and beyond.

A special radio broadcast of A XMAS Carol ¡y Qué!

xmas carol y que!

Baktun12 presents a special radio version of "A XMAS Carol ¡y Qué!" written by Luis xago Juárez and directed by Cristal Gonzalez Avila. Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic following a young homie named Sal from the East side of Salinas. In this version, Salvador Reyes takes the place of the Ebenezer Scrooge character who, as a result of his own abusive relationships he had subjected those in his community, is forced to face his past, present and future after a former partner of his returns from the dead to deliver a message of caution.

Originally presented in 1991 as a neighborhood touring show mounted in multipurpose rooms throughout the Alisal Union School District, the play continued to be modified throughout the 90s and in the past year has taken a different shape in it's reflection of the criminalization of the young folk of our community.

Radio Version Playbill

Playwright Luis xago Juarez
Producer/ Artistic Director Luis xago Juarez
Dramaturg Christy Sandoval
Director Cristal Gonzalez Avila
Musical Underscore Alejandro Gomez
Creative Producer / Editor Alfredo Avila
Sound Mixer Support Ricardo Garcia
Co-Producer Alexis Casas
Co-Producer Daniel Ibarra
Sound Nate Eramaa
Graphic Design Eduardo Z. Esparza

Cast

Alejandro Gonzalez Israel Villa
Hector Ruelas Jacob Juarez
Brandon Nuñez Abril Esparza
Mauricio Samano Luis xago Juarez
Camila Zenteno-Ramos Francisco Agusto Esparza
Clarissa Salcedo Diana Elia Castillo
Ana Barrera Roco Ramon Contreras
Samuel Peralta Laura Tinarejo
Daniel Ibarra Karina Salcedo

Thank you to this year's Cast and Crew!