Cinco de Mayo

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Before finding a local fiesta for Cinco de Mayo, learn about the day’s history and why it is still celebrated in Puebla, Mexico, through the magic of theater 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center.

“Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo” was conceived by Artistic Director and Co-founder Alberto Lopez Herrera. He sought to honor the culture of his birthplace in Puebla, Mexico; take advantage of the American celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the many misconceptions about what it represents; and create a retelling of the history through their own eyes as Mexicans, Poblanos and immigrants.

Founded in 2003, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates and explores Mexican and Mexican American culture via dance including live music. Based in New York City, Calpulli produces professional performances via its international touring company, designs arts-in-education programming, and leads free community outreach activities.

The production is made possible through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets are $40 for the general public; $38 for senior citizens; $35 for Stockton University alumni; $30 for Stockton staff and faculty; $18 for children (12 and under); and $10 for Stockton students. Special pricing for groups of 10 or more people is also available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Tickets also are available at the Stockton Performing Arts Center box office 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 90 minutes before showtime. Call 609-652-9000.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.