Theater, Photography And Blackberry Smoke: Your Weekend's Here!

Jun 15, 2017

From theater to art to music, there's plenty going on this weekend. First, the International Fest of Theater concludes this weekend. 

Roberto Prestigiacamo talks to Texas Public Radio about the festival's final production.

"It's called Through the Wall, or A Traves del Muro which is created through interviews with illegal immigrants that came to San Antonio, illegal so we could interview them. Have them tell their stories," he said.

The Attic Rep company turns real life experiences into onstage drama.

"And out of those interviews we created a play; it's about 50 minutes long. With Gloria Sanchez and Johnny Dimas as the two actors," he says. "We will also have a discussion of immigration issues that is sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute, and it will be at the Mexican Cultural Institute."

Attic Rep underscores their commitment not just to theater, but to human rights.

"So we wanted to tell a story and give a face to these individuals that are contributing so richly to our society," Prestigiacamo said.

On Saturday, head to Kerrville to the Museum of Western Art for a new photo exhibition.

"It's called Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy. There are 50 to 60 beautiful black and white photographs, taken by a great photographer, Bill Wittliff," said executive director Stephanie Turnham.

Vaquero is the Spanish word for cowboy, and they were the original cowboys  throughout Mexico, and even in Texas.

"The Vaquero taught the American cowboy how to do his job" said Turnham.

But Wittliff's not just known as a photographer. He's also known for writing the Lonesome Dove screenplay, as well as the scripts for movies Honeysuckle Rose and Red-Headed Stranger.  In short, Wittliff knows his way around all things western.  

"Yes he does!" laughed Turnham. 

Then, on Saturday night southern rockers Blackberry Smoke hit the Alamo City.

They're playing in one of the best places to see a live band, John T. Floore's Country Store.