Barrio Stories outdoor performances at Tucson Convention Center (March 3 to 6)


Barrio-Stories-e1454441380679“Staged outdoors on the grounds of the Tucson Convention Center, this theatrical spectacle brings to life the oral histories of Tucson’s original Mexican American neighborhood demolished with the building of the convention center in the 1960s. Precious memories come to life as audience members take a theatrical tour of what used to be the bustling epicenter of commerce and public celebrations for Tucson’s Mexican-American community (some seating is available.)


Thursday & Friday March 3 & 4 @ 10am
Saturday & Sunday March 5 & 6 @ 11am

Four vignettes with performance installations encountered throughout the plaza culminate in an interactive post show pachanga: featuring folklorico and mariachi youth ensembles with interactive art and audio booths for all ages. Food for sale!” Update on performance schedule:

3/3 10am-12: 45pm Performance
12:45pm-1: 15pm Audience Interactive Pachanga

3/4 10am-12: 45pm Performance
12:45pm-1: 15pm Audience Interactive Pachanga

3/5 11am-1: 45pm Performance
1:45pm-2: 45pm Audience Interactive Pachanga

3/6 11am-1: 45pm Performance
1:45pm-2: 45pm Audience Interactive Pachanga

For more information, please visit


Staged outdoors on the grounds of the Tucson Convention Center 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701. Two entrances: off of parking lot A, Church St. and parking lot C, Granada St.

Barrio Stories SMALL


$10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds) at the entrance.

Due to the Donation base nature of this event, all ticket donations will be collected at the entrance on the day of the show only. We can accommodate up to 1,200 audience members per day. There will be no advanced reservations for this event.


For questions about this innovative theatrical event please call Borderlands  Theater office at 520-882-8607. To learn more about the project visit the website at

Previous articleSecond Amendment absolutists in Arizona Lege go nuts
Next articleThere Goes the Labor Vote
Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Don’t miss the last 2 days of these outdoor performances at the Tucson Convention Center. I heard that the stories and acting were powerful on March 3 and 4.

Comments are closed.