The Hero Twins
This bilingual show based on the The Popol Vuh which is the central creation myth of the Quiche Maya people of Central America. It tells the story of Hero Twins who journey down to the Underworld to be tested by and eventually defeat the evil Lords of Xibalba, avenging the death of their father, and clearing the path for human beings to arrive on Earth. The story is filled with magic, a close connection to the animal world and the struggle between life and death. Like Homer’s Odyssey, it is one of the world’s great “Hero’s Journey” tales.Hero Twins Learning Guide Book a Show
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Photos by David Bazemore and Isaac Hernandez. Directed by Sigfrido Aguilar, Joseph Velasco and the Boxtales Theatre Company. Written by the Boxtales Theatre Company. Masks by Lesley Finlayson, Lindsay Rust and Anne Chevrefils. Shadow Puppets by Rudy Martinez. Lighting by Chris Turner.