Viacrucis (Stations of the Cross), San Antonio Tlayacapan
If you are one of the lucky people who live in the Lake Chapala area or you are just in town visiting during the Easter Holidays you should not miss the theatrical show of Viacrucis (Stations of the Cross) in San Antonio, Tlayacapan.
This series of events are a tradition that have been held in San Antonio for over 33 years without interruption. Independent of its religious significance it is a spectacular theatrical presentation that many people in the area attend.
In order to make this experience unique for 2011, Paris Diaz a very bright music student from the University of Guadalajara composed the original music for the theatrical event held here in Lake Chapala. The CREM Orchestra, directed by Emmanuel Medeles, will be interpreting the music.
This year Viacrucis (Stations of the Cross) will be performed by 112 actors supported by 49 staff members that will bring the event to life. Staff and actors having been working together for over two months to perfect and offer a fabulous show. The organizers of the event have been working diligently since the beginning of the year.
Below, I leave you with the Itinerary for this year so that you may enjoy this wonderful tradition:
Sunday april 17th PALM SUNDAY Starts: Calle Ramón Corona, esquina con Jesús Garcia Time: 9:15 a.m. Trayectory: Calles Jesús Garcia, La paz, San José, La Bandera, Jesús Garcia, Ramón Corona, y termina en el Atrio de La Parroquia San Antonio de Padua.
Thursday April, 21st MAUNDY THURSDAY Performance of the “The Arrest of Jesus” Lugar: Cuauhtémoc Elementary School (Ramón Corona and Independencia)
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Friday April 22nd, GOOD FRIDAY Performance of the Viacrucis (The Way of the Cross) Starts on: calle Ramón Corona, esquina con Arroyo hondo Time: 12:30 p.m.
Saturday April 23rd, HOLY SATURDAY Performance of the “Resurrection of Jesus” Place: San Antonio church’s autrium Time: 9:00 p.m.