‘Our Lady of the Tortilla’ coming to Lindsay

Lindsay Theater will host showings of Our Lady of the Tortilla, a comedy about a Puerto Rican family living in New Jersey

LINDSAY – The pandemic has many feeling in need of a miracle, and the Lindsay Theater is here to offer one, with a side of comedic relief.

Based upon a true story, Our Lady of the Tortilla is a comedy about a Puerto Rican family living in New Jersey. The Cruz family is volatile even in the best of times. On this particular day, Nelson Cruz (Jeremy Salas), the younger son, enters the house in a panic to hide the more obvious religious relics from the sight of Beverly Barnes (Abigail Zedda), his “gringo” girlfriend, who is visiting for the weekend.

After a blackout, Nelson (Jeremy Salas) sees his girlfriend (Abigail Zedda) hugging Eddy (Eric Tyler) by mistake.Photos courtesy of Lindsay Community Theater

Nelson’s mother, Dahlia Cruz (Amy Walker), is obsessed with retrieving her husband from his new girlfriend; and Eddie Cruz (Eric Tyler), her elder son, shows up in a van with his failed life and “gringo” girlfriend, Valerie Spinetti (Destiny Halstrom-Flores). But the “real” pandemonium is caused by sweet, long-suffering Dolores Cantu (Lina Contreras), Dahlia’s old-maid sister, when she sees the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla she is cooking for her church.

This “miracle” brings hordes of believers and reporters to camp out on the Cruz’s lawn to await further miracles. As the family struggles with beliefs and conflicts, old and new, the endurance of family love is revealed to be the real miracle.

Show dates are Oct. 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are adults $9.99 and students $5 and can be purchased in advance at lindsaycommunitytheater.com. Due to social distancing within the theater, seating is limited, so get tickets early.

As a safety measure for our patrons, wearing a mask is required inside the theater. Vaccinated patrons (proof required) may be seated in the upstairs cabaret where beer and wine are available.

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