Ricardo de la Vega and Tomás Bretón's famed Spanish zarzuela La Verbena de la Paloma — the most popular of the genre — is revolutionized with love and imagination into the modern day. Set in Friendship Park, on both sides of the seaside border wall between Tijuana and San Diego, this triumphant piece affirms with music and poetry the power of the human spirit to transcend all boundaries. Here, despite separation, cultures, lives, and spirits intersect, rise, and flourish. In a production tinged with the colors of Mexico, director Nick Olcott and writer Anna Deeny Morales reveal the grace and humanity of this powerful music of joy. Sung and spoken in Spanish and English with supertitles in both.