Bernabé is the story of a poor young man who lives with his mother in a small agricultural town. The people of the town judge Bernabé to be crazy, and even his own family members make fun of him. He becomes obsessed with the earth, fantasizing that “she” is a woman in need of his protection. He calls on his Aztec ancestors, the sun and the moon, to help him and ends up sacrificing himself to be with her. This play has mature themes.
Founded in 2000, Los Actores has staged 37 plays including Mexican classics (Los Desarraigados), classical Spanish plays, modern Spanish classics (Bodas de Sangre), Chicano classics, translations of English language comedies (La Tía de Carlos), and modern American comedies (El Grande de Coca-Cola and Confessions of Women from East L.A.). Los Actores has also premiered works such as Allan Jay Friedman’s Pinocho y Munet and Carlos Morton’s Paso del Norte. Without a home theater, Los Actores has performed at venues including the El Paso Playhouse, Chamizal National Memorial, Socorro Mission, downtown San Elizario, Philanthropy Theatre, EPCC Forum Theater, and various local high schools. From 2012 to 2016, Los Actores provided educational outreach for the Siglo de Oro Festival and participated on the main stage in 2016. In June, Los Actores will perform El color de Nuestra Piel at Chamizal National Memorial, the second production of a new Teatro en Español initiative.