Pan AM Recreation Center
Teatro Vivo proudly presents Sangre de un Ángel, a play by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, directed by Si Mon’ Emmett, and presented at the Oswaldo A.B. Cantu Panamerican Recreation Center.
Ángel is a rebellious teenage boy. Despite the efforts of his loving and supportive family, Ángel seeks the approval of his troubled friends and their crew. He is encouraged back to school by an auto-mechanics teacher who gives him the opportunity to rebuild a classic 1957 Chevy. Eventually, Ángel begins to open up to his family and a hopeful future, but trouble follows him home when angry young men come looking for him.
Sangre de un Ángel is inspired by the true story of Adam L. Chapa Sr., who was shot in his driveway by a teen gang member in East Austin on March 25, 1998.
“This play is especially important for young adults,” says Emmett, who is also a cousin of Adam Chapa. “Teenagers, teenagers of color most importantly, don’t often see themselves represented in professional theater in a way where we can see the multiple elements of their lives influencing their decisions. Their stories are important.”
Sangre de un Ángel is being presented to the public for free June 1-3. Show times are June 1 at 8 p.m., June 2 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and June 3 at 8 p.m. at the Outdoor Hillside Theatre, 2100 E. 3rd St.
A native of Dallas, Emmett is an alumna of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She has recently graduated with a B.F.A. in the UTeach Theater program at The University of Texas at Austin, and is a certified Texas Educator.
More information at teatrovivo.org.