Mount Mercy University will host the dynamic and energetic Teatro del Pueblo traveling theatre troupe for their full stage production of Doña Rosita's Jalapeño Kitchen. The play will be held on October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the McAuley Theater on Mount Mercy’s campus, and is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.
This one-woman show tells the story of an older Mexican woman facing pressure from developers and members of the community to sell her restaurant to make way for a new shopping mall. As she prepares to close her doors, she reminisces about her restaurant and its customers, leading her to question her decision to sign away her business. Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen has received exceptional recognition from both critics and audiences.
Teatro del Pueblo is a small, non-profit Latino theater troupe located in St. Paul, Minn. Fostered by the Latino community on the West Side, it has grown since its inception in 1992 to serve St. Paul, Minneapolis, the metro area and greater Minnesota. Teatro del Pueblo promotes Latino culture through the creation and presentation of performing arts. Teatro develops and supports Latino artists, provides educational opportunities for all to experience Latino culture and promotes cross-cultural dialogue.
Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen is sponsored by Mount Mercy University’s Global Issues Series and Cultural Affairs committee.