Into the Beautiful North
Written byKaren Zacarias
Based on the novel byLuis Alberto Urrea
Directed bySam Woodhouse
Showing:March 30 - April 23, 2017
About the Show
All the men of the sleepy Mexican village of Tres Camarones have left town in search of fortune in the USA. Bandidos are threatening to take over the defenseless town. One night, 19 year old Nayeli watches “The Magnificent Seven” at the local cinema and has a flash of inspiration. She grabs her goth best friend Vampi and her gay confidant Tacho, and sets out on a quest of epic proportions – to find men in the U.S.A. and smuggle them back across the border to repopulate and protect her beloved town! And so begins a 1,000 mile road trip from the Pacific Coast of Mexico through the colorful streets of Tijuana to the climactic scene at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay, San Diego.
Playwright Karen Zacarías—who herself was born in Mexico and immigrated north as a young girl—has crafted this national bestselling novel into a fast-paced comical tale full of colorful characters that surprise and delight. Seen through the eyes of a daring young woman, “Into the Beautiful North” is a funny and heartwarming look at the dreams shared on both sides of the border.
Zacarias has won the New Voices Award, the National Latino Play Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize
Into the Beautiful North is supported in part thanks to the generosity of the Jerry Lester Foundation, Mary Rose & Len Pellettieri and Deborah Szekely.