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Gaucho: A New Musical by Aaron Ventresca
December 8, 2023 • 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree and open to the public; advance tickets encouraged available through University Ticketing at tickets.princeton.edu
In this new musical set in 19th-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. Book, music and lyrics by Princeton senior Aaron Ventresca and Emma Ventresca, directed by alumnus and Lecturer in Theater Nico Krell.
Admission: Free and open to the public; advance tickets encouraged available through University Ticketing at tickets.princeton.edu.
Accessibility: The Wallace Theater is an accessible venue with an assistive listening system. The December 9 performance will be live captioned. Guests in need of other access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at email@example.com
For more information: https://arts.princeton.edu/events/gaucho-a-new-musical/2023-12-08/