Baktun 12 presents new play about Housing Crisis

Baktun 12 is proud to present the touring production of a powerful new play about California’s housing crisis, LA CORTINA DE LA LECHUGA: THE LETTUCE CURTAIN, Written & Directed by Cristal González

LA CORTINA DE LA LECHUGA is a one-act call to action addressing the housing struggles of a farm-worker families living in the Salinas Valley today.  Designed for Spanish speaking audiences this story transcends language, culture and politics to reflect back the hope and strength required to overcome the current housing crisis! LA CORTINA DE LA LECHUGA: THE LETTUCE CURTAIN is the story of resilience and struggle faced by all families.

Featuring special performances by Elizabeth Atilano, Diana Castillo, Francisco Esparza, Luis Gallardo, Eli Murillo, Ramon Rios, Karina Salcedo, Clarissa Salcedo, Mauricio Zamano, and  music by Daniel Valdez.

Tour Dates & Locations: 

July 16th Alisal High, Mullins Theater 777 Williams Rd., Salinas 7:30pm

July 17th South County YMCA 560 Walker Dr., Soledad 7:30pm

July 18th El Cerritos Townhomes 8860 Vista De Tierra Cir., Castroville 7:30pm

July 20th Teamsters Hall 207 N Sanborn Rd., Salinas, 6:00pm

July 21st Breadbox Recreation Center 745 N. Sanborn Rd., Salinas 6:00pm

Recommended for ALL AGES

Tickets: FREE – Donations Accepted

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Cristal Gonzalez is a first generation Chicana actress, playwright, and director from Watsonville, California, born to campesino (farmworker) parents amidst blooming apple orchards and nurtured by the stories and songs of fellow campesinos. Her first play, “La Sombra” (The Shadow), a solo performance about immigration trauma, loss of innocence, and the cycle of domestic violence, was featured at the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival, as well as the 3rd International Latino Theater Festival in San Diego, CA. The workshop production of her first full length play “Piernas: The Story between Our Legs”


Baktun12 is based in the Eastside of Salinas with over twenty years of service, dedicating themselves to cultivating the rawest, heart felt mix of traditional storytelling, street theatre, spoken word poetry and hip-hop influenced teatro presentations for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.  By exercising community based engagement with a culturally rooted approach they deliver more than just your average theater experience.  Through a variety of styles and applications Baktun12 commits itself to unapologetically project the voice and spirit of their neighbors near and far.


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