Sembrando Herencia 2016 – Borinki Soy

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6:30pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:00pm

Eastside Memorial High School Theater
1012 Arthur Stiles Rd, Austin TX 78721
(Theater Entrance on Gardner Rd)

The year was 1899. Hurricane San Ciriaco swept across Puerto Rico leaving over 3000 people dead and 250,000 without food or shelter. There were no jobs and little hope. Then, a group of plantation owners from Hawaii arrived to offer hope of a new life—free transportation for entire families to a tropical island where all would find jobs working with the sugar cane they knew well. The promise was great. The reality proved to be something very different.

Borinki Soy honors the brave men, women and children of Puerto Rico who left their homes and journeyed to Hawaii in search of a better life. While most never made it back to Borikén, they never forgot who they were.

Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for our 14th original, bilingual musical that brings history to life through community theater, live music and dance. SPECIAL GUESTS include Hawaiian Kona Isle dancers & musicians!

Save by purchasing tickets in advance!

Adult tickets are $15.00 in advance ($20.00 day of the show).
Child tickets (ages 3-12) are $5.00.
Lap children 2 and under are free.

General admission seating.

Tickets purchased online will be waiting for you at the “Will Call” desk at the theater on the day of the show.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Online ticket sales for Saturday are now closed.
Tickets will be available at the door with cash or credit card.
($20 Adult, $5 Child).  

Sunday, December 4, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Online ticket sales for Sunday are now closed.
Tickets will be available at the door with cash or credit card.
($20 Adult, $5 Child).  

Borinki Soy is the 14th bilingual play by Tekina-eiru Maynard. We thank those who shared oral and documented history including: Jesus Reyes (Juncos), Marian Montalbo and Kathy Marzan Montalbo (Hawaii), and Clifford Pagan (Maui).
The 2016 Sembrando Herencia community theater program is made possible in part by funding and support from Austin Friends of Folk Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Please consider joining the many private sponsors who support our work.