- By Arlene Winnick
One of the signature holiday events in Los Angeles has been the musical pageant of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dos Inantzin, presented by the Latino Theater Company at DTLA’s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. This year an archival video of the pageant will be streaming at for ten days starting December 11 thought December 20. The performance featuring folkloric and religious music stars renowned opera singer Suzanna Guzman as the virgin and features more than 100 actors, singers and indigenous Aztec dancers as well as children and seniors from the community. The pageant tells the story of Juan Diego, a simple peasant to whom the Virgin Mary appeared on four occasions in the mountains near Mexico City in 1531. Initially he was not believed but when he presented the Spanish bishop with an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe engraved on a cloth, his story was embraced by Roman Catholic officials. Pope John Paul II made Juan Diego a canonized saint in 2002. The pageant coincides with December 12th, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Adapted for the stage by Evelina Fernandez from the mid-16th century text The Nican Mopohua and performed in Spanish with English subtitles, the pageant is the Latino Theater Company’s gift to the city. LTC has over 30 years of commitment to the creation of exciting, thought-provoking theater in Los Angeles.
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