NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center




ASTC at NMSU to present nation tour of 'Rosita's Day of the Dead'

The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University will present a limited engagement of the national tour of "Rosita's Day of the Dead," starring acclaimed actress Ruby Nelda Perez, March 12-14 at the Hershel Zohn Theater on the NMSU campus.


Written by Rodrigo Duarte-Clark, the artistic director and resident playwright of El Teatro de la Esperanza in San Francisco, this one-woman show is comic and peppered with the poignancy of cultural pride. Rosita cooks late into the night dishing out recipes and juicy stories about the dead, the living, and the people who fall somewhere in between.

"We're honored to bring a play of this caliber to Las Cruces," said ASTC managing director Tom Smith, "Ruby Nelda Perez is a phenomenal actress in a phenomenal show, and we're thankful our audiences will be able to see this charming and wonderful production."

Ruby Nelda Perez has been touring professionally throughout the U.S., Mexico and Latin America for more than thirty years. She performed "Historias para ser Contadas/Stories to be Told" at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center where she was honored with the Award of Excellence medal, and toured Las Cruces last season with "Dona Rosita's Jalapeno Kitchen."

The show is designed by the resident company of American Southwest Theatre Company.

Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14. Ticket prices are $10-$15 and available by calling the ASTC box office at (575) 646-4515.