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Grand Acts of Theatre

The Party (La Fiesta)

Puente Theatre (Victoria, BC)
Subtitles available in English and French

La Fiesta is an ode to the glorious parties we used to have, and a celebration of the sense of belonging and joy that we will hopefully feel again, someday soon.  

In the depths of lockdown, a man throws a party for himself. To his surprise, mythical spirits from his homeland begin to arrive, and soon his lonely fantasy becomes a wild fiesta. Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, in which the spirits of our ancestors come to visit, La Fiesta is both a surrealist Pandemic parable and an immigrant’s dream of overcoming the isolation of being so far from home.

The Party  (La Fiesta) Puente Theatre

Written, Designed & Directed by Mercedes Bátiz-Benét

Performed by Waldo Facco

Composer / Sound Design by  Mariano Franco

Choreography by Waldo Facco and Pedro M. Siqueira

Costume Design & Build:  Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, Waldo Facco, Amaranta Almaraz, JIMBO, Gamaliel Islas, Diana Kitsch, Judd Palmer 

Costume Build Assistants:  Rufo Lugo, Alma Ivonne Páez Sánchez,

Puppet Design & Build:  Jessica Hickman

Puppet Build Assistant:  Jayne Walling

Set Design & Build:  Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, JIMBO

Set Dressers:  Jeff Insell  and Elliot Loran

Stage Manager:  Pedro M. Siqueira

Assistant Stage Manager:  Andrea Lemus

Produced by:  Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, Waldo Facco, Judd Palmer, Pedro M. Siqueira

Technical Producer: Cody Graham

Director of Photography/Drone Operator: Luke Connor

Producer / Camera Operator:  Mike Wavrecan

Production Manager / Camera Assistant:  Sam Graham

Production Assistant:  Sebastian Carmona

On Set Post Consultant & Editor:  John Roney

VFX:  Darren Bierman, Tribal Imaging

Stills Photographer:  Víctor Zuñiga