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'Mariposa Nocturna': The King of the Graveyard will see you now

'Mariposa Nocturna': The King of the Graveyard will see you now

San Pascualito Rey, King of the Graveyard, Guatemalan patron saint of illness and death, probably resplendent in his cape and finery and reminiscent of a Latin American James Brown, was not yet in the house. But he would be — soon. The January afternoon had turned dark and cold, and on the third floor of the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse Stephanie Diaz and Jessica Mondres worked furiously, preparing for his arrival. Diaz, 40, a Chicago actor and puppeteer, tugged her long brown sweater around her with one hand and prepared his throne with the other. "Ah," she said, pulling a shell from a box, "here is San Pascualito's crab." "And here," said Mondres,...

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