- Courtesy of Burras Finas Productions
- Las Nuevas Tamaleras is a uniquely San Antonio holiday tradition.
In the play, Silvia, Josie and Patsy undergo a holiday rite of passage — their first attempt at a tamalada.
Following the tradition of the Dickensian classic A Christmas Carol, the three women are joined by spirits of tamaladas past, who have been summoned by a candle lit by the nuevas tamaleras in hope of angelic aid.
Like the dour shades that shame miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge into sharing a pittance of his riches with the community, the jovial spirits of Doña Mercedes and Doña Juanita also have an agenda: they're engaged in a power struggle over whose recipe makes the best tamal.
The one-act comedy returns to the stage at the Carver's Jo Long Theatre, with general admission tickets to allow groups to space out within the audience as a COVID-19 safety measure.
$25, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Jo Long Theatre, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry, (210) 207-7211, lastamaleras.com.
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