Thursday, December 3, 2009

Diana Holland stars in "Christmas on the Pecos" December 4-20

"Rosa" character and her husband are joined by a cast of cowboys, Santa Claus, the Border Patrol and an angel

Holland most recently starred in "The Nashville Monologues"

Diana Holland, of Tango Nashville and Hispanic Link Consulting, will be starring in the Groundworks Theatre production "Christmas on the Pecos" December 4-20 at Darkhorse Theater in Nashville. Showtimes are Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Admission is $15 Adults, $12 Students/Seniors, and $10 Tuesdays.

The story of "Christmas on the Pecos" is described in the official synopsis:
GroundWorks Theatre presents the gentle comedy, "Christmas on the Pecos," written by company founder Robert A. O'Connell. On Christmas Eve, two modern cowboys, sheltering from a storm, find themselves host to a couple seeking protection from the storm and the law. The arrival of Angel Vasquez and Rosa, his very pregnant wife, is soon followed by a man who thinks he just might be Santa Claus, two members of the U.S. Border Patrol and one amazing angel, who all make this a most memorable holy night.
The Nashville Scene says in its write-up that "O’Connell exploits the theme of illegal immigration here, presenting a parallel to Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem, and his cowpoke lead characters battle wits over the pluses and minuses of Christmas cheer."

The Tennessean recently reported here on Holland's decision to take to the Nashville stage:
Holland recently returned to acting after a long hiatus. She co-founded Tango Nashville as well as established her own business, Hispanic Link Consulting, but the chance to be back onstage has breathed new life. She recently finished The Nashville Monologues with Rhubarb Theatre Company, but is excited — albeit feeling the pressure — to be the first actor to play Rosa in the premiere.
Read the full Tennessean article, which also refers to Argentina-born Holland as being able to identify somewhat with a character looking for a better life somewhere else, here.

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