When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Dec. 13 2015
For playwright Alicia Mena, who penned this holiday comedy in 1993, Las Nuevas Tamaleras acts as a window for audiences to see themselves in the ritual of tamaladas. Mena and several of the original cast members will reprise roles they originated in the early ’90s. As Doña Mercedes, Mena plays a no-nonsense master tamalera who coaches a novice along with the spirit of Doña Juanita (played by veteran actor Ruby Nelda Perez) — hilarity ensues. The Yuletide favorite will host its reception night at 8 p.m. on Saturday with a buffet and drinks ($45, table seating only).