Photo: Winchester Cultural Center.
Last minute prep for Day of the Dead festivals are happening around the Las Vegas valley this afternoon. At Winchester Cultural Center, a family sets up an ofrenda, an offering, that honors two family members early for the 14th Annual "Life in Death" Festival. It starts at 5 p.m. today and continues tomorrow. Also on site is “Viva la Frida,” a play presented in Spanish-English mix, Spanglish. It was written by Mexican playwright Humberto Robles and this production directed by Stacey Mendoza. From the website:
“Viva la Frida” premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2008. The play consists of a monologue by artist and Mexican icon Frida Kahlo on Día de Muertos, the Day of the Dead. In this production the monologue will be delivered by three different actresses, including director Mendoza.
Saturday's show was this afternoon, but it will also be presented on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Elsewhere: Day of the Dead at Springs Preserve.
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Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.