The holidays get a jump-start with the bilingual play Las Nuevas Tamaleras, which revolves around three contemporary Chicanas who attempt to make the perfect tamale. When spirits Doña Juanita and Doña Mercedes appear to guide the young women, their bickering and frustration grows into an entertaining comedy. Written and directed by San Anto playwright Alicia Mena, the play opened in 1990 and has enjoyed a steady following since. $15-18, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday, through December 14, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 223-2009.
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