Magik at the Botanical Garden

Señora Tortuga

by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

October 25, 2020 at 2:00pm

November 1, 2020 at 2:00pm

November 7, 2020 (at the Betty Kelso Center) at 2:00pm

San Antonio Botanical Garden – 555 Funston Place, SATX 78209

Señora Tortuga is a celebration of the confluence of two cultures and languages, this English/Spanish bilingual play uses the wisdom tales of Latin American cultures to give hope to a family faced with too much reality. Young Pedro and his family make their home in a barn on the Mexican border. Pedro complains of having nothing and brings his mother many headaches. On one occasion, she invites a hungry woman to share the family dinner. But this Señora returns time and again to eat and tell fantastical stories of the enchanted serpent and Cucuy of Latin American legend, filling Pedro’s nights with heroic, yet frightening dreams. Surprisingly, Pedro is learning from these wisdom tales, but his mother is suspicious of the Señora until it is revealed that Señora Tortuga holds the thread that ties their past dreams to their future.
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Adults – $15
Children 13 and under – $12
Botanical Garden Pass Holders – $8

Tickets can be purchased at the door starting 2 hours prior to start time to avoid online processing fees (on a space available basis).

Seating will be set up in family pods and seating will be assigned by the box office in the order they were purchased.

Please note, due to spacing limitations, no big chairs will be allowed on the lawn area. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, seat cushions or other non-obstructive/low-profile chairs (beach chairs).



What to expect when you arrive at check-in:
  • Temperatures will be checked for every guest. If any member of a party has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, the entire party will not be able to attend the show. Guests who are unable to attend a show due to temperatures will be able to refund or reschedule their tickets.

  • We ask that all guests within a party arrive at the same time to maintain social distancing between groups as you get seated.

  • Guests will be required to wear a face mask while in line checking in (with the exception of those under the age of 2).

  • If a patron is not eating or drinking a beverage, will suggest you continue to wear a face-covering while in your seating pod.

  • All guests will be asked to disinfect their hands with sanitizer.

Magik would like to thank Union Pacific and Whataburger for their support of our Magik on the Road Productions.





San Antonio Botanical Garden’s mission is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.  Engaging cultural activities, practical community classes, inspiring children’s camps, dynamic school programs, critical endangered plant research efforts, and diverse and spectacular plant collections educate visitors to the many roles that plants play in our lives.

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