Gaucho: A New Musical
by Emma Ventresca '26, Aaron Ventresca
In nineteenth 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 escape his family’s dying way of life to become a writer. Cultural frictions and severe backlash from his father prove challenging obstacles, and Mateo’s dreams seem futile. But with the unexpected help of his sister Carolina (a feminist in a patriarchal society) and an elderly mentor, Mateo takes his chance at finding work in Buenos Aires. There, he meets Sofia, a woman who shakes his provincial view of the world. Mateo becomes torn between dichotomies as modernity takes shape: his family or the one he could create, his culture or the movements of the world, his duty or his dreams.
Performance Dates & Times
April 12, 2024 - 8:00pm
April 13, 2024 - 8:00pm
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