Astrid Hadad Takes on the History of Mexico with Song, Comedy, and Costumes

Rodrigo Vazquez

Astrid Hadad in "Tierra Misteriosa."

"It's a history of Mexico that's told at a university, but Astrid Hadad's Tierra Misteriosa is definitely no textbook rendition.

"In the show -- which will play at Montclair State University on May 5 and 6 -- the Mexican performance artist and singer tells her country's story from the reign of the Aztecs right through to the present day. In each song, she performs in spectacularly elaborate costumes that add their own dimension -- and humorous touch -- to the satirical commentary."

Read the complete feature story by Marty Lipp in the Star-Ledger.