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Teatro Audaz Presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Vida’ Dec. 7


On Dec. 7, Teatro Audaz is pleased to debut the Texas premiere of It’s a Wonderful Vida, written by Herbert Siguenza and directed by Nora Moreno-Jarrell.

The play takes a darkly satirical look at Mexican-Americans during Christmas in 1957. Set in Corpus Christi, the play examines an immigrant family trying to assimilate and achieve the American dream that seems as fake as Santa Claus. Then, the Pacheco family gets an unexpected visit from Mexico that turns their whole world upside down.

While there are a few similarities between the play “It’s a Wonderful Vida” and the film It’s a Wonderful Life, this play is not an adaptation. Instead of an angel earning his wings, Nick (Rey Valdez) tries to earn his Santa hat. Highlights include the various family dynamics, romance…and food.


Dec. 7 to Dec. 17
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

Playwright Herbert Siguenza will host a platica with audience and actors after the performance on Saturday, Dec. 9.


McCreless Theater
799 W. Dewey Place
San Antonio, TX 78212


VIP (Early Entrance Seating): $35
General Admission: $25
Senior/Military/SATCO/ATAC: $20
Student: $15

Teatro Audaz is dedicated to exploring the varied experiences and cultures of Latinx people through producing and showcasing the creative talents of these artists. Their aim is to showcase the stories and serve those whom they feel are most underrepresented, including all BIPOC, LGBTQ, women, refugees and immigrants. For more information, visit the Teatro Audaz website.

Feature photo: It’s a Wonderful Vida cast (l-r): Mason Anthony Ortiz, Miranda Valdez, Rey Valdez, Ruby Ruiz, Guillermo DeLeon and Esai Gomez (photo courtesy Teatro Audaz).