NMSA Theater Department Presents En Punto de Mis Ojos

NMSA News:

SANTA FE –  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) Theater Department presents En Punto de Mis Ojos … an original, site-specific performance that takes place at NMSA.

NMSA is in the former St. Francis Cathedral School, 275 East Alameda in Santa Fe.

Audience members will travel throughout the two-story school building, where they will be immersed in the history and myth of one of the 16th century’s most controversial couples: Hernan Cortez and Malinal, later to be known as La Malinche.

Originally a slave, La Malinche became Cortez’s consort and bore him the first mestizo, Martin. La Malinche was instrumental in Cortez’s conquest of much of Mexico and the eventual defeat of the Aztec prince Moctezuma.

Audience members of En Punto de Mis Ojos follow the journeys of either La Malinche or Cortez, and experience through their own eyes a multitude of possibilities for these two notorious characters caught in a clash of cultures.

There will be two shows nightly at 7 and 8 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Each performance is limited to 50 audience members. Tickets are available online at http://www.nmschoolforthearts.org./ Tickets are $10 for adults and $5for students and seniors. Because this is a site-specific work that requires the audience to move throughout a two-story building, anyone with limited mobility should call in advance for special arrangements.

New Mexico School for the Arts, Art Institute and Charter School assists passionate young artists in developing their full potential through a rigorous mastery arts and academic education.

NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of the NMSA-Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution, and NMSA-Charter School, a New Mexico state charter high school. NMSA’s purpose is to provide the highest standards of excellence in preparing New Mexico’s artistically talented students to compete in the national arena for post-secondary education and/or professional careers in the arts.

NMSA offers pre-professional instruction in the performing and visual arts with rigorous academics leading to a high school diploma.

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