XXV INTERNATIONAL HISPANIC THEATRE FESTIVAL OF MIAMI | A Tribute To Mexico

2010 PROGRAM

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; July 7, 8, and 9 | 8:30pm
TEATRO LÍNEA DE SOMBRA | Mexico City, Mexico 
AMARILLO, A Collective Creation | Directed by Jorge A. Vargas
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

A play that explores the concept of national identity, the connection between the real and the virtual and the relationship between documentary and fiction. An incessant voice streams through the soundtrack, creating an acoustic landscape and signaling identity. The various languages of the media and the physical presence of actors and objects serve as vehicles on this journey to Amarillo. (In Spanish)

Co-sponsored by FONCA-CONACULTA, Voces contra el silencio-Video independiente, A.C., Coordinación Nacional de Teatro, the Consulate General of Mexico, the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami, and the Mercantil Commercebank

Thursday and Friday, July 8 and 9 | 8:30pm
LOS GUGGENHEIM | Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico 
MÁS PEQUEÑOS QUE EL GUGGENHEIM (Smaller than the Guggenheim)
Written and directed by Alejandro Ricaño
Prometeo Theatre, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

A play about friendship. A simple vision of the theatre. A meditation on failure. The characters are simply there, enduring as best they can a life that is not remotely what they had expected. It could be anyone’s biography. (In Spanish)

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami

Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10 | 8:30pm
TEATRO PROMETEO | Miami, Florida, USA 
FILO AL FUEGO (Blade to the Heat)

Written by Oliver Mayer | Directed by Joann Maria Yarrow
Miami-Dade College Auditorium, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

This production of Oliver Mayer's potent play about the seething world of professional boxing is set in 1960's Miami, at the time a mecca for the sport. This powerful and relentless drama about sexuality and the men who fight for more than just a title belt is set to pounding Latin rhythms and soulful R&B. A modern, gritty battle over love, violence and manhood. (In Spanish with English supertitles)

Saturday, July 10 | 8:30pm

Sunday, July 11 | 5:00pm 
ATALAYA | Seville, Andalusia, Spain
DIVINAS PALABRAS (Divine Words)

Written by Ramón del Valle-Inclán | Directed by Ricardo Iniesta
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949-6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

The central conflict involves a monstrous midget and his mother, who drags him from fair to fair begging for alms. When the mother dies, the child goes on to be exploited by other relatives. The play marks the convergence of Valle-Inclán’s magical, rural and Galician theatre as it sets out before us a virtual gallery of sordid characters. (In Spanish)

Monday, July 12 | 8:30pm
A Tribute to CARBALLIDO | ORINOCO (Staged reading)

Written by Emilio Carballido | Directed by Beatriz J. Rizk
Prometeo Theatre at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
Free Admission
(In Spanish)

Tuesday, July 13 | 8:30pm 
A Tribute to CARBALLIDO | ROSA DE DOS AROMAS (Staged reading)

Written by Emilio Carballido | Directed by Beatriz J. Rizk
Prometeo Theatre at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
Free Admission
(In Spanish)

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; July 14, 15, and 16 | 8:30pm
OCO TEATRO LABORATÓRIO | Salvador, Bahia, BRAZIL 
OS SONHOS DE SEGISMUNDO (Sigmund’s Dreams)
Written by Luis Alberto Alonso and Tiago Chaves | Directed by Luis Alberto Alonso
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

Six characters set out on a mythical journey into their dreams in a play that draws from five literary sources: Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life is a Dream, Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, works by Eduardo Galiano and Jorge Amado, and Brazil’s “literatura de cordel”, the cheaply produced but engaging booklets displayed on strings at newsstands around the country. (In Portuguese with Spanish supertitles)

Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17 | 8:30pm
NIDIA TELLES | Montevideo, Uruguay 
GRACIAS POR TODO (Thanks for Everything)

Written by Julio César Castro | Directed by Carlos Aguilera
Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

Spying on a woman as she stands before a mirror, knowing she is alone, with no witnesses to constrain her, could prove a lot of fun. The protagonist dances, sings, makes faces and questions her past and present, her marriage, her prudish education, her relationship with her daughter, her ceramics class and the other activities that fill her day. (In Spanish)

Saturday, July 17 | 8:30pm

Sunday, July 18 | 5:00pm
ALBANTA | Cadiz, Spain
FLORES ARRANCADAS A LA NIEBLA (Flowers Plucked from the Fog)

Written by Arístides Vargas | Directed by Pepe Bablé
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

Two women fleeing the aftermath of an unspecified war meet at a train station and tell of their respective journeys into exile. Pain and laughter intertwine in their memories, hopes and fears. (In Spanish)

Sunday, July 18 | 2:00-8:00pm
International Children’s Day, Sponsored by TARGET (Arts & Wonder Free Family Event) 

 

Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus | 627 South West 27th Avenue, Miami
Free Admission


2:00-3:00pm | Acting, dance & voice/music workshops for children
3:00-5:00pm | Arts & crafts, rides
5:30-6:30pm | PERFORMANCE:


SEÑA Y VERBO TEATRO DE SORDOS | Mexico City, Mexico 
EL REY QUE NO OÍA, PERO ESCUCHABA (The King Who Could Not Hear, but Listened)

Written by Perla Szchumaker | Directed by Adrian Blue and Alberto Lomnitz

Two brothers, princes in a faraway kingdom, love each other very much until the day their father, the elderly king, dies. The first-born prince, who is noble and capable, is deprived of his right to inherit the crown for the sole reason that he is deaf. The ministers of the realm prefer to crown his younger brother, who can hear. But soon they learn that what distinguishes a true king is not his ability to hear, but to listen. It’s a simple fable about tolerance and brotherly love, an ingenious piece in which five minstrels – three of them deaf – play more than twenty-five characters. (In Spanish, Mexican sign language and pantomime; for the entire family)

In collaboration with Miami-Dade College, InterAmerican Campus  | Co-sponsored by the Marlins Community Foundation, Mexico's Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, the Consulate General of Mexico, and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami

Sunday, July 18 | 2:00-8:00pm
International Children’s Day, Sponsored by TARGET (Arts & Wonder Free Family Event) 


2:00-3:00pm | Acting, dance & voice/music workshops for children
3:00-5:00pm | Arts & crafts, rides
5:30-6:30pm | PERFORMANCE:


CONSEJO ARTÍSTICO DE PUERTO RICO, INC. | San Juan, Puerto Rico
VERSADO, EL ANDARÍN CUENTERO: DE CÓMO LA PRINCESA OMA ACABÓ CON LA GUERRA (Versado, the Wandering Storyteller: Of How Princess Oma Ended the War)Written and directed by Dr. Carola García
North Shore Park & Youth Center | 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach
Free Admission

The Blue and Red Kingdoms had been at war for so long that nobody remembered how it had started, but Princess Oma, sitting on her favorite tree and using her intelligence, ends it. Learn how she did it and celebrate peace by dancing along with the storytellers. Versado, a character who is part human, part magician and part playful beast, weaves, recycles, alters and mixes up tales as he goes from town to town on his minibike like a knight errant. The tale exposes children to world literature and promotes reading and love of culture. (In Spanish; for the entire family) 

In collaboration with the City of Miami Beach's North Shore Park & Youth Center, Arts in the Parks, and the Department of Tourism and Cultural Development  | Co-sponsored by the City of Miami Beach, and the Marlins Community Foundation 

Sunday, July 18 | 5:30pm
NIDIA TELLES | Montevideo, URUGUAY 
GRACIAS POR TODO (Thanks for Everything)

Written by Julio César Castro | Directed by Carlos Aguilera
Key Biscayne Community Center | 10 Village Green Way, Key Biscayne

Free Admission

RESERVATIONS :: 305.365.8900

Spying on a woman as she stands before a mirror, knowing she is alone, with no witnesses to constrain her, could prove a lot of fun. The protagonist dances, sings, makes faces and questions her past and present, her marriage, her prudish education, her relationship with her daughter, her ceramics class and the other activities that fill her day. (In Spanish)

In collaboration with the Key Biscayne Community Center  | Co-sponsored by Key Biscayne Community Foundation, and the Village of Key Biscayne

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; July 21, 22, and 23 | 8:30pm
LA CUARTA | Montevideo, Uruguay 
GATOMAQUIA (Catfighting)

Written by Lope de Vega | Directed by Héctor Manuel Vidal
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

Seventeenth century playwright Lope de Vega’s cats stop being mere fairy tale characters and engage in distancing and seduction worthy of Brecht. It has been said that, to express themselves, children play, adolescents act and adults talk. Lope the wordsmith draws on his skills to communicate with his teenage son, who is in full action mode - on the battlefront, so to speak - and plays all the while. This outcome is a lesson on passions and the complications and consequences they entail. (In Spanish)

Co-sponsored by the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry and National Cultural Administration and the Spanish Embassy in Uruguay

Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24 | 8:30pm
EL FÉNIX PRODUCCIONES | Mexico City, Mexico
LOS NIÑOS PERDIDOS (The Lost Children)

Written by Francisco Hinojosa | Directed by Esteban Castellanos
Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

The growing population of street children, a subject often relegated to the forsaken realm of the painful and uncomfortable, is here addressed with mordant humor that makes no attempt to moralize or offer solutions beyond the scope of art. A play that fosters awareness in children, young people and parents of the importance of building a world where children live in decent conditions, sheltered and protected by family, where they enjoy the right to education and play and develop in an environment of support, equality and love. (In Spanish)

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami

Saturday, July 24 | 8:30pm

Sunday, July 25 | 5:00pm 
TRYO TEATRO BANDA | Santiago, Chile 
PEDRO DE VALDIVIA: LA GESTA INCONCLUSA (Pedro de Valdivia: The Unfinished Epic)

Written by Juan Francisco Sánchez Brkic | Directed by Sebastián Vila
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

In a minstrel-like performance, three actor-musicians retell the story of the conquest of Chile, focusing on the character of Pedro de Valdivia through his letters to King Carlos I of Spain (also known as Holy Roman Emperor Charles V). Through a lively combination of music, humor, and the actors’ vast expressive resources, the work prompts serious reflection on Spain’s colonization of the Americas. (In Spanish)

Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31 | 8:30pm
TIMBRE 4 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
TERCER CUERPO (Third Body)

Written and directed by Claudio Tolcachir
Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

A story of five lives, five longings for love, five failures. A story of wishing and not knowing what to do, of absurd attempts, of wanting to live every day in spite of everything. A drama in which what counts is what is not seen, what is not said, what drives desire. Fear of not being, fear of being known. A run-down office, a couple’s home, a bar and a medical practice alternate in one space, stringing together the lives of five characters. What links them is loneliness, misunderstanding and the need to love. (In Spanish)

Co-sponsored by Santiago A Mil International Festival

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; July 28, 29, 30, and 31 | 8:30pm
Sunday, August 1 | 5:00pm
TEATRO AVANTE | Miami, Florida , USA 
POR LAS TIERRAS DE COLÓN (Across Columbus’ Land)

Written by Guillermo Schmidhuber | Directed by Mario Ernesto Sánchez
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

A famous actress and her husband embark on a tour of Latin America, but the Bogotazo, the massive rioting that followed the assassination of a Colombian presidential candidate in April 1948, forces them to remain inside a theater for 33 hours. The play focuses more on the couple’s problems than on the national crisis, and highlights the way Latin Americans view their individual fates, and that of their continent, in a violent world. Based on real events, it won the University of Miami’s 1987 Golden Letters Award. (In Spanish with English supertitles)

PLEASE NOTE | For security reasons, the United States has severely tightened restrictions on visas and other travel documents. Such restrictions may impair our ability to adhere to the published festival schedule. Please bear with us and keep in mind that our program may change without notice.

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