FREE TO THE PUBLIC! NO TICKETS NECESSARY!
Playing throughout the Lyceum Theatre beginning at 7PM on both nights
Historias Tenebrosas (Spooky Stories) is an elaborate and unique cultural event that will entertain, educate and enlighten FAMILIES OF ALL AGES about the similarities and difference between Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Step into our adventurous carnival funhouse hosted by Señor y Señora Muertos for a costume contest, face painting, fortune telling, music, children’s corner, hot chocolate, pan dulce, and lots and lots of candy. Plus, enjoy an old-fashioned evening of story-telling with thrilling performances featuring traditional characters like El Cucuy (the boogeyman) or La Llorona (the crier) and chilling local folklore by regional playwrights, as well as puppetry and bedtime stories for the kids. This year Historias Tenebrosas has expanded into TWO nights and will take place in multiple locations throughout San Diego REP’s Lyceum theatre. Historias Tenebrosas is FREE and open to the public. Please feel free to bring something to add to our Altars de Muerto.
This year Event creator, Dave Rivas & Amigos del REP are introducing, Historias Tenebrosas de la Gente, or Spooky Stories of the People. This will be a series of short stories written and performed by college level students and amateur writers at the event. These stories will be read or performed by the writer in an open mic or spoken word poetry reading style at format Historias Tenebrosas
Stories written and performed are to be based on the following categories:
Cultural Story: A Latino cultural ghost story based on folklore or myth, fact or fiction
Local Story: Fact or fiction story based in San Diego County. Any time period (Does not have to be Latino based)
Children’s Story: A spooky, fun story for younger audiences 10 years old and under using the above two categories as a guide.
All stories must be no longer than 5 minutes. Storytellers may have help reading or performing their stories. However, set up and breakdown of story being told must not take longer that 2 minutes.
DEADline for submission of stories is September 15, 2016 All submissions must be emailed in a word document to Dave Rivas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those accepted to participate will be notified by email
Parking for The Lyceum Theatres is now at the 225 Broadway Building Garage (Formerly the NBC Building). To access 225 Broadway’s parking garage, enter off of Broadway Circle from 2nd Avenue and Broadway. Follow the circle around to the garage entrance down ramp on the left, directly across from The Lyceum Theatres. For any shows at the Lyceum that are not produced by San Diego Repertory Theater, the flat rate for parking in the NBC building is $10 from 5:30pm-2:30am M-F and from 9am until 2:30am Saturday and Sunday.