StMU Theatre presents “Our Lady of the Tortilla”

The St. Mary’s University Drama Department is bringing the 1987 production Our Lady of the Tortilla by Luis Santeiro back to life on Oct. 27.

Students from the courses Intro to Stagecraft, Intro to Costume Design and Construction, and Technical Theatre Lab will share their talent and skills in putting on the production.

Our Lady of the Tortilla is a play about a family who struggles with their beliefs and conflicts in their every day lives, and the miracle of seeing the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla. The show will be directed by Bernadette Hamilton-Brady, Chair of the Drama Department at St. Mary’s. Scenic and lighting design will be managed by Dion Denevan, and costumes by Kathrine Johnson.

“Within the pandemonium, there are hidden messages about family, faith, love and the acceptance of one another no matter what,” said Hamilton-Brady.

“It is an affectionate portrait of how the ‘miracle’ of family love supersedes any challenging circumstance,” she said. “Everyday realities sometimes disturb and provoke us into revealing our true selves. When that happens, what better place to be than in the safe embrace of family?”

What: StMU Theatre performance of Our Lady of the Tortilla
When: Oct. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. and Nov. 1-4 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: AT&T Center for Information Technology, Room 108, St. Mary’s University
Tickets: $15 for general admission; $12 faculty, staff, military and senior citizens; $10 students; free for professed Marianists
Reservations: 210-436-3545 or stmutheatre@stmarytx.edu or www.stmarytx.edu/theatre-reservation

Originally produced by INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center in New York City in 1987.
Our Lady of the Tortilla is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


St. Mary's University, founded in 1852, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. It offers 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs, and has a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds. Its vision, as a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution, is to become one of the finest private universities in the region, a gateway for graduates to professional lives as ethical leaders in Texas, the nation and the world.

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