Program in Theater | Gaucho: A New Musical

  • Dec 8, 2023, 8:00 pm10:00 pm
  • Dec 9, 2023, 8:00 pm10:00 pm
  • Dec 10, 2023, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts Complex


Event Description

Book, music, lyrics, and orchestrations by Aaron and Emma Ventresca

Directed by Nico Krell

In nineteenth-century Argentina, the gaucho community of San Antonio de Areco faces growing threats to its traditional way of life from large landowners’ newest technology—barbed wire fencing. With horseback riding and storytelling buffeting under the pressure of progress, a young gaucho named Mateo struggles to break free from his family’s dying way of life to become a writer. But with some unexpected help, Mateo escapes to the unnamed promises of Buenos Aires. There, he meets Sofia, who shakes his provincial view of the world. As modernity takes shape, Mateo is torn between dichotomies: his family or the one he could create, his culture or the movements of the world, his duty or his dreams.