20nov2:00 pmHAY TEATRO

Event Details

HAY TEATRO: The Devil and Forty Chickens

November 5, 2022 – 7pm
November 20, 2022 – 2pm
$15 general admission and $5 for children under 15
Venue: Joshua Tree Retreat Center (Sanctuary)


The Devil and Forty Chickens, written and performed by José Garcia Davis, is a humorous one-man show about the antics of three brothers in the village of Bernalillo, New Mexico. Recalling his wild youth, Cristobal tells this hilarious story about when he and his two teenage brothers raid a chicken farm near the Rio Grande River. They stuff forty chickens into a coop and after heaving the huge coop onto the back of their papa’s old pickup, they make their escape along the rough dirt backroads. When the Devil turns up and hisses his temptations into Cristobal’s ear, things get even wilder and the play takes on the dimensions of a good old fashioned tall tail.

Length: 60 minutes

José Garcia Davis is an accomplished theatre, film, video and visual artist with 40 years of professional experience. A playwright, director, performer, producer, designer and visual artist, Garcia Davis has created and collaborated on many original productions including theatre, dance, multimedia opera, one and two-person shows, and independent film. Garcia Davis has performed in many varied productions in film, theatre, zarzuela and opera throughout the United States, and in China, Europe, Canada and Latin America. He has been Artistic Director of several theatre companies and guest director, playwright, designer, and performer for several other companies and arts organizations.