Into the Beautiful North is a heroic comedy mashing together The Magnificent Seven, American pop culture and modern Mexican experiences. In a nod to the film, Nayeli and two friends journey north to Los Yunaites in search of her father and seven strong men to save their small village of Tres Camarones. The play stars Bunnie Rivera, Michelle Escobar, Michelle Caughlin and Danny Moreno. Based on the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea and written by Karen Zacarías, playwright of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Mariela in the Desert.

aIn-to-The-Beautiful-North-058At El Centro Milagro, 525 SE Stark St. Into the Beautiful North continues through May 28, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Adult tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Discounts for students, seniors, veterans, groups 15+, and with the Oregon Trail card through the Arts for All program. milagro.org or 503.236.7253.

Nayeli’s Journey Post-Show are conversations on Sundays at 4 pm, free and open to the public. See milagro.org for the full schedule.