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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


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!