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Christmas, Contigo

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - December 31 @ 10:00 pm

$15 – $43

Christmas, Contigo Opens at the Oregon Cabaret on 11/18


The Cabaret show is opening a world premiere holiday play, Christmas, Contigo for the holiday season. The show, set in the Hialeah neighborhood of Miami, is penned by Carlos-Zenen Trujillo, a graduate of SOU and native of Bejucal, Cuba and Hillsboro, OR.


In the show, Iris Delgado Piñeira takes a trip back to her family home in Hialeah, except this year she’s bringing a surprise, her boyfriend and soon to be fiancé, Bryan, to meet her parents and her aging Abuela. In their preparation for a Noche Buena for the ages, the Delgado-Piñeiras reconnect and rediscover what it means to be home.


“Nochebuena is not just a celebration in Cuba, but across the world. It is a unifier between countries as distant as Guam and Guatemala, the Philippines and Peru,” says playwright Carlos-Zenen Trujillo. “For so many people it is an expression of solidarity and fraternity, crossing oceans and borders. Here in the US the preservation of traditions like Nochebuena have been so important to our identity as immigrants, and the assertion of our dignity and humanity in our adoptive home.”


COVID Safety Protocols

The safety protocols for Christmas, Contigo will be the same as it was for Poirot. Patrons must show one of the following to enter the building:

  • Proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to the performance date, OR

  • A negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance, OR

  • A negative rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance

  • A photocopy or digital photo of your vaccination card or test results form is acceptable.

  • Patrons who do not voluntarily show their vaccination card or a negative COVID test and do not wear a mask will not be allowed into the theater.

  • Children under 12 years of age do not need proof of vaccination or COVID test but must wear a mask.  Children six years of age and younger are not permitted at performances.

All patrons 12 years and older are required to wear masks when in the theater except when actively eating at their table. This means wearing masks when walking through the theater, sitting at the table while waiting for your food/drinks, and during the performance.

The Cabaret will reschedule tickets, release them for an in-house credit, or refund them if anyone is not comfortable with the new safety protocols.


The Cast


The cast of Christmas, Contigo is entirely made of of first-time Cabaret performers. Al Espinosa (Juan Antonio), a longtime performer at OSF, is joined by Angela Hernandez (Iris), Alina Cenal (Violette), Jezabel Montero (Rosa), Dan Lin (Bryan), Savanna Padilla (Maravilla), and JL Rey (Pucho).


Content Guide


If it were a movie, Christmas, Contigo would be rated PG for mild language and adult situations.


The Creative Team


Guillermo Cienfuegos (director) is originally from Miami, FL, but comes to Oregon Cabaret Theatre by way of Los Angeles, CA where he has been residing for the past 28 years working as Co-Artistic Director for Rogue Machine Theatre. Other directing credits include Julia (59E59 Theatre, Off B’Way NYC); Between Riverside and Crazy (Fountain Theatre, LA); Disposable Necessities, Dutch Masters (Rogue Machine, LA); Safe At Home: An Evening with Orson Bean, Rhinoceros, The Homecoming, Henry V, The Fried Meat Trilogy (Pacific Resident Theatre, LA); Stick and Poke (Blank Theatre Company, LA); Pains of Youth (Nom de Guerre, LA); Wild Honey (USC School of Dramatic Arts); Bus Stop (USC School of Dramatic Arts).


Carlos-Zenen Trujillo (playwright) is from from Bejucal, Cuba and Hillsboro, Oregon. As a performer they served as Understudy for Pirelli and Toby in OCT’s 2019 production Sweeny Todd. Other playwright credits include Island in Winter, Our Utopia (Bag and Baggage Productions); Abundancia (Matchbox Theatre/Oregon Shakespeare Festival Writer’s Group); Image of the Black Madonna (Oregon Shakespeare Festival Writer’s Group). Carlos-Zenen holds a BFA in Theatre from Southern Oregon University.


The Christmas, Contigo design team includes set designer Jose Manuel Diaz-Soto, lighting designer Chris Wood (Once, Sign of the Four, Poirot), props designer James Xavier (Steel Magnolias, Poirot), sound designer Kim Carbone (Mamma Mia!, Miracle on 34th St), and costume designer muriel mAngual.


Show Dates and Additional Information


Christmas, Contigo has a preview on November 18th, opens on November 19th and closes on Friday, December 31st. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 1:00 pm and evening performances begin at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and select Tuesday and Wednesday nights.


Reservations are required for pre-show dinner or brunch. Appetizers, cocktails, beverages, and desserts are available without reservations. Tickets are $43 for A level seating with limited $39 B level seating available for all performances. The Cabaret offers a 15% ticket discount for groups of twelve or more for select ticket types and performances. $15 student rush tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain with a valid student ID, subject to availability. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.


November 18 @ 8:00 pm
December 31 @ 10:00 pm
$15 – $43
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Oregon Cabaret Theatre
241 Hargadine St
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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