Actress J. René Peña takes you on an incredible hero’s journey around the world. “Traveling with Angels” is filled with plot twists & surprises that forge its narrative into an unforgettable story!
A personal adventure filled with humor, adversity & divine guidance. One moment you’re experiencing a New Mexico Native American Parade and the next you’re standing on a small town street in Germany listening to an oompah band. By the end, there’s suitcase full of memories, laughter, and love. René has delighted audiences across the the country, from Washington, D.C., to Washington State and up and down the California Coast, and the consensus is in: “Traveling with Angels” is a beautiful, brave and witty story!
“Traveling With Angels” is a tribute to those who love so wholeheartedly that their love sustains and guides us even after they’re gone. Written and performed by René, directed by Kimleigh Smith (an amazing storyteller in her own right), “Traveling with Angels” is a moving experience and one you don’t want to miss!
“This was an extraordinary performance. Pena is an amazing storyteller. I felt as if I was experiencing it all! She brings you into her life space and you find yourself going to her childhood parades, traveling around the world to both lively and grey countries, and even dancing merrily with her grandmother (who by the way had the best laugh ever!). I would describe this show as beautiful and sensitive. Pena is obviously a very skilled actor but what impressed me the most was her sense of honesty and willingness to share her story. In doing so it invited the audience to tap into the realities of life: love, joy, regret, etc. I highly recommend this show. It is a must see. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to partake in its beauty. Bravo!!!!!” – Regina Evans, San Francisco Fringe Festival
“A moving experience!”
“I absolutely LOVED it!”
“I laughed, I cried, I laughed WHILE I cried! All I can say is WOW!!” “It was amazing!”