Santa Fe Public Library and Teatro Paraguas present INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH WHAT: A live Zoom performance of Into The Beautiful North, by Karen Zacarias WHEN: April 23-25, 2021: Friday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Live on ZOOM ADMISSION: Free Information, Link to Register: teatroparaguas.org In conjunction with the Santa Fe Public Library’s Big Read Project happening in April 2021 celebrating Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel Into The Beautiful North, Teatro Paraguas will present live on Zoom the play adaptation by Karen Zacarias. Mr. Urrea’s over-the-top epic comedy addresses a panoply of issues surrounding the Border: immigration, narcotics, racism, poverty, and xenophobia. Written in 2009, Into the Beautiful North is an adventure story that parallels the plot of the Hollywood movie, The Magnificent Seven. Set in the village of Tres Camarones in Sinaloa, Mexico, nineteen-year-old Nayeli, the novel’s protagonist, notices that there are no men left in the village – they have all gone north for work and a better life. Fearing that the village will be taken over by narcotraficantes, Nayeli is inspired by The Magnificent Seven to head north and recruit seven men that will become Tres Camarones’ warriors and protectors. She is supported by her Aunt Irma, Tres Camarones’ brash and unapologetic Mayor, and travels north with her Mexican Goth friend Vampi, and the town’s gay internet cafe owner Tacho. JoJo Sena de Tarnoff directs the stage adaptation by Karen Zacarias.