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Breath Of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble & In The Spirit Productions Proudly Presents 

BLANCA NIEVES’ CHRISTMAS by Yolanda Mendiveles


Based on true events, Blanca Nieves' Christmas (Snow White) is about recently widowed, Blanca, a mother of six who struggles and faces tough times during the holiday season of 1955. Will she be able to make ends meet and keep her beautiful familia together? Find out as you witness and listen to this unique “Chicana 1950’s East Los Tale” unfold.

Directed by Diana Burbano

WHEN: Sunday, December 9 @ 6:00 P.M. ONE NIGHT ONLY!

WHERE: Grand Central Arts Center Theater Space 125 North Broadway, Santa Ana, Ca.

$10 General Admission, $5 Students/ Veterans/ Seniors

Kids 10 & Under Free

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The playwright, Yolanda Mendiveles

“This Christmas play comes from my own family experience. And, like many others during this time we faced many challenges trying to make ends meet. However, despite any challenges we with the help of our neighbors, our extended families created magic so that the all could celebrate on Christmas Day. And, most of all it’s the love we have for one another that still fills the story then and now. “

 Born and raised in East Los Angeles, and now resides in Orange County, Yolanda is a writer, a Breath of Fire ensemble member, a professional massage therapist, a beloved mom, and grandma.  

This Staged Reading event is made possible by Breath of Fire’s commitment to its quality programming, while supporting the community’s playwrights and theater-makers. Additional sponsors includes The Wayward Artists, Grand Central Arts Center and it’s Artists-in-Residency Program and donations made by individuals like you!

Over the past three years, Breath of Fire has reemerged as an organization that serves as an incubator for underrepresented voices in theater with programming that provides guidance in the art of storytelling, playwriting, producing, and acting. These workshops bring seasoned playwrights, directors, and actors to facilitate high quality theater-making workshops for local Orange County residents at no cost. No one has ever been turned away for lack of experience. Want to contribute and help Breath of Fire reach its goal of 15K to support its year long programming click on $15 for XV Campaign. Or visit  for more ways to give!

COME, ENJOY, HAVE SOME CHAMPURRADO (a hot delicious Mexican beverage) and SUPPORT LOCAL THEATRE!!!te Release