A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera
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A night for Dreamers at mariachi opera

A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Activist Dolores Huerta, left, joins Dreamers, their families and allies Friday night after the opening performance of the mariachi opera “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (To Cross the Face of the Moon) at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at Cal State  Northridge. 

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan acknowledges the applause during a prelude to “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna,” about a family tragically divided by the U.S.-Mexico border.

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Gregorio Gonzalez performs with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan during opening night Friday of “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna.”

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Suzanna Guzman, left, Alba Franco-Cancel, Daniel Rodriguez and Daniel Mora.

 

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Daniel Rodriguez, Suzanna Guzman, center, and Alba Franco-Cancel.

 

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Alba Franco Cancel and Daniel Rodriguez.

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

“Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” tells the story of a Mexican man who travels to the United States in search of work.

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Daniel Rodriguez, left, and Juan Mendoza perform on opening night.

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Alba Franco-Cancel in “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna." 

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Gregorio Gonzalez, left, Natalie Ferreiro, Daniel Rodriguez (in bed), Jonathan Arana and Alba Franco-Cancel in “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna." 

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

Alba Franco-Cancel, left, Jonathan Arana, Natalie Ferreiro and Gregorio Gonzalez with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan in"Cruzar la Cara de la Luna." 

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A night for Dreamers at the mariachi opera

California State Northridge students  and family members gather after the performance.

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