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All-Latino Cast and Director Launch Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play at The Sofia, Home of B Street Theater

Sacramento, CA, February 26, 2022 – Pulitzer Prize nominated play Lydia by Octavio Solis, opens Teatro
Nagual’s 2022/23 season with this penetrating, intense, and magical production at The Sofia, from March 17 th -20 th.

Directed by Sacramentan, Pano Roditis, audiences will ruminate over the expressive and poetic monologues
along with the disturbing family dysfunction when Lydia makes its way to theater patrons. The Flores family
welcomes Lydia, a maid, into their El Paso home to care for their daughter Ceci, who was tragically disabled in a car
accident on the eve of her quinceañera. An immediate and seemingly miraculous bond forms between them, and sets
the entire family on a mysterious and shocking journey as their secretos begin to unravel.

“This story by Octavio Solis will generate provocative discussions with theatre audiences. Understanding and
compassion sometimes comes with uneasiness, and that is what art does so well,” says Richard Falcõn, Teatro
Nagual’s Founder and Executive Producer.

With an all-Latino cast of actors, actresses, and director, Lydia, secures Teatro Nagual’s place as one of the
premiere Latino Theatre companies in our region.

“As we continue to reopen, we are excited to provide a space for Teatro Nagual’s production of Lydia,” says
Lyndsay Burch, the incoming Artistic Director of The Sofia: Home of B Street. “[…] The story of Lydia is an
important one that will speak to the experiences of many individuals in our community.”

Each performance will be preceded by a live concert of Sacramento artist, Beatriz Figueroa, who will perform an
anthology of Spanish serenades that resonate with this poignant, edgy, adults only production.
“We look forward to developing an ongoing relationship with Teatro Nagual and continuing to provide a space
for Latino arts in Sacramento.” said Burch.

Where: The Sofia – Home of the B Street, 2700 Capital Avenue Sacramento, CA 95816
When: 3/17 8:00PM, 3/18 8:00PM, 3/19 2:00 & 8:00 PM, 3/20 2:00PM
Tickets can be purchased at the B Street Box Office:

Masks & Proof of Vaccination Required

Teatro Nagual (TeNa) re-emerged examining the concept that dark is merely the absence of light. Actors and
artists are shape-shifters who create a reality from illusion. The shining light comes alive in performances,
stories, and creativity, expressing the cultures of Latin America. TeNa artistic and theatrical experiences envision
a society where stories can be intertwined. It’s TeNa’s belief that divisiveness in a community will be
transcended by the journey to unite artistically.

“One can say that the nagual accounts for creativity. The nagual is the only part of us that can create.”

– Carlos Castaneda

“I’m really excited to see events returning to District 4,” said Sacramento City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela,
“It’s great to see the Sofia reopening and bringing fantastic productions back to Sacramento, and I’m especially
excited that they’re starting off by showcasing the work and talent of Teatro Nagual and this all-Latino cast and

“It’s exciting for artists to be able to come together again after the lockdown, and experience art in person and
to hear the unique voices of LatinX Theater.  Im especially looking forward to Teatro Nagual Lydia, a surreal
and beautiful play.” Michael Stevenson, Capital Stage.

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