Teatro Vivo presents ‘Vecinos,’ a bilingual romantic comedy

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“Vecinos” at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center This bilingual romantic comedy from Teatro Vivo explores the question, “Is it ever too late to fall in love?” Don Roberto is a feisty 70-year-old widower and colorful barrio icon who chooses to spend his days watching TV and threatening to scare off the young graffiti taggers with his antiquated gun that has no bullets. His regular routine rapidly changes when a new neighbor moves in across the hall. Seventy-year-old Doña Maria catches his eye, and they become more than vecinos, or neighbors. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 17. $10-$20. 600 River St. vecinos.bpt.me.
 “Vecinos” at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center This bilingual romantic comedy from Teatro Vivo explores the question, “Is it ever too late to fall in love?” Don Roberto is a feisty 70-year-old widower and colorful barrio icon who chooses to spend his days watching TV and threatening to scare off the young graffiti taggers with his antiquated gun that has no bullets. His regular routine rapidly changes when a new neighbor moves in across the hall. Seventy-year-old Doña Maria catches his eye, and they become more than vecinos, or neighbors. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 17. $10-$20. 600 River St. vecinos.bpt.me.

“Vecinos” at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
This bilingual romantic comedy from Teatro Vivo explores the question, “Is it ever too late to fall in love?” Don Roberto is a feisty 70-year-old widower and colorful barrio icon who chooses to spend his days watching TV and threatening to scare off the young graffiti taggers with his antiquated gun that has no bullets.
His regular routine rapidly changes when a new neighbor moves in across the hall. Seventy-year-old Doña Maria catches his eye, and they become more than vecinos, or neighbors. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 17. $10-$20. 600 River St. vecinos.bpt.me.

It’s the last weekend to check out Teatro Vivo’s latest production, “Vecinos” at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. On Thursdays, audience members can “pay what they wish.”

Austin playwright Rupert Reyes, best known for his popular Petra plays (“Petra’s Pecado,” “Petra’s Cuento” and “Petra’s Sueño”), has brought a bilingual romantic comedy to life.“Vecinos” tells the story of Don Roberto, a feisty 70-year-old widower who spends his days chasing young graffiti taggers with his old-fashioned gun sans bullets. His routine gets a shakeup when new neighbor Doña Maria moves in and captures the grumpy old man’s attention. But sparks really fly when their adult children find out.

Check out this heartwarming bilingual comedy at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from now through Aug. 17. Tickets cost $14-$20, and are available at vecinos.bpt.me or one hour before the performance. For more information, visit teatrovivoatx.wordpress.com.


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