XXVII INTERNATIONAL HISPANIC THEATRE FESTIVAL OF MIAMI | A Tribute To US Latino Theatre

2012 PROGRAM

Thursday and Friday, July 12 and 13 | 8:30pm 

URBAN THEATRE MOVEMENT | Los Angeles, California, USA

SHORT EYES 

Written by Miguel Piñero | Directed by Julian Acosta 

Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

Short Eyes, a term prisoners use to brand a child molester, reveals the racial, sexual and dangerously seditious personal politics wielded by an explosive group of inmates at an unnamed house of detention in New York City. Their petty ploys and communal rebellions are unexpectedly disturbed when they are joined by a middle-class white man accused of raping a young girl. (In English; brief nudity and strong language; not appropriate for children)

Co-sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14 | 8:30pm

LA COMPAÑÍA PROMETEO | Miami, Florida, USA

INFIELES (Unfaithful) 

Written by Marco Antonio de la Parra | Directed by Ernest Figueroa

MDC, Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

Four characters experience marital infidelity: an idealistic exile, an ex-guerrilla poet turned publicist, a businessman and a housewife. At issue, as well, is fidelity to our philosophic, moral, ethical, social and political principles. (In Spanish with English supertitles)

Saturday, July 14 | 8:30pm

Sunday, July 15 | 5:00pm 
LATINO THEATER COMPANY | Los Angeles, California, USA

SOLITUDE
Written by Evelina Fernández | Directed by José Luis Valenzuela 
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

Inspired by Octavio Paz’s The Labyrinth of Solitude, the play explores love, death, destiny and family. On the day of the million-immigrant march, Gabriel invites his old neighborhood friends over after his mother’s funeral. As the wine pours and mambo explodes, they share secrets, laugh, cry, sing and dance together. (In English)

Co-sponsored in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Three short plays show the fragility and vulnerability inherent in the human condition, of humans trapped in vicious cycles from which there is no escape. The pieces go beyond the historical facts of the period in which they are set to touch upon universal values, such as love and compassion. (Staged reading in Spanish) 

Monday, July 16 | 8:30pm

TEATRO PROMETEO | Miami, Florida, USA 

JUEGOS Y REJUEGOS: EL CAMBIO, TONOS Y JUEGO DE DAMAS (Change, Tones, and Ladies' Game)

Written by Julio Matas | Directed by BeatrizJ. Rizk

Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

Free admission and parking

Tuesday, July 17 | 8:30pm 

TEATRO PROMETEO | Miami, Florida, USA

LAS CHICAS DEL 3.5 FLOPPIES (The Girls from the 3.5 Floppies)

Written by Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio (LEGOM) | Directed by Beatriz J. Rizk

Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

Free admission and parking

The vicious cycle of poverty in which many women are caught prevents them from achieving meaningful lives. Through raw, vivid language and an unadorned depiction of reality, the story of their precarious existence and struggle to sustain their unstable lifestyle keeps us on the edge of our seats.(Staged reading in Spanish; not appropriate for children.)

Musical melodrama about Argentine songstresses of the 1930s. At the time, it was common for women whose singing careers were unsuccessful to become seamstresses. (In Spanish)

Thursday, July 19 | 8:30pm

FLOR DE UN DÍA | Buenos Aires, Argentina

NADA DEL AMOR ME PRODUCE ENVIDIA (I Don’t Envy Love)

Written by Santiago Loza | Directed by Diego Lerman

Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20 | 8:30pm

LA MÁQUINA DE TEATRO | Mexico City, Mexico

MALINCHE / MALINCHES

Written and directed by Juliana Faesler

Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

The Malinche is something in our collective unconscious that we can't seem to comprehend, something that is hard to interpret. Who are we? Are we bastards? Are we children of betrayal, ambition, gossip? Lover, concubine, slave, maid, mother, woman, native. All attempts to explain the Mexican soul are intimately tied to her. Malinche is our country, and also our duality and legacy. (In Spanish)

Co-sponsored by FONCA-CONACULTA, the Consulate General of Mexico, and the Mexican Cultural Institute

Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21 | 8:30pm

ZEROCOMPAÑÍA | New York, New York, USA

AVIONES DE PAPEL (Paper Airplanes) 

Written by Diana Chery-Ramírez | Directed by Aminta De Lara

Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

A look at urban society, at the lack of communication and misunderstandings with which we live. An exploration of domestic violence in the solitary worlds city dwellers build to protect themselves. (In Spanish)

Saturday, July 21 | 5:45pm
TEATRO SEA, SOCIETY OF THE EDUCATIONAL ARTS | New York, New York, USA
EL ENCUENTRO DE JUAN BOBO Y PEDRO ANIMAL (Juan Bobo Meets Pedro Animal)
Written and directed by Manuel Antonio Morán
Key Biscayne Community Center, 10 Village Green Way, Key Biscayne

Free Admission
INFORMATION :: 305.365.8900

Everyone will enjoy the story of two charming but not-too-bright characters who meet in a magical world full of music, puppets, comedy and popular lore. As they interact with the protagonists, children learn about the folklore of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (Bilingual)

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

Saturday, July 21 | 8:30pm

Sunday, July 22 | 5:00pm
KULUNKA TEATRO | Hernani, Pais Vasco, Spain
ANDRÉ y DORINE
Written by Edu Cárcamo, José Dault, Garbiñe Insausti, Rolando San Martín, and Iñaki Rikarte (a collective creation) | Directed by Iñaki Ricarte

Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
TICKETS :: 305.949.6722 | 866.949.6722 (toll free) | www.arshtcenter.org

André and Dorine are a unique elderly couple who, like so many others, have drifted into apathy as a result of routine. But a disease interrupts the monotony: Alzheimer’s, our great enemy, a destroyer of memories and identity. A journey through memory, a struggle to remember who they were so as not to forget who they are. (Non-verbal)

Sunday, July 22 | 2:00-7:00pm
International Children’s Day, Sponsored by TARGET

 

In collaboration with and presented at Miami Dade College,

InterAmerican Campus | 627 SW 27th Avenue, Miami

Free admission

INORMATION :: 305.237.6186


2:00-3:00pm | Arts and crafts, rides, face painting, live music and distribution of combo meals 
3:00-4:00p | PERFORMANCE:

 

TEATRO DOBLE | Miami, Florida, USA
YO LA LLAMO RUSITA ROJAS (I Call Her Rusita Rojas)
Written by Cristina Ferrari | Directed by Neher Jacqueline Briceño

In this humorous adaptation of Charles Perrault’s classic Little Red Riding Hood, a clever detective investigates the strange disappearance of a wolf. His only witness is the charismatic, talkative and daydreaming Rusita, who testifies as to the facts of the case. Funny and action-filled, the story reminds us of the importance of the healthy enjoyment of childhood. (In Spanish)

4:00-5:00pm | Workshops: acting, dance, voice/music, painting and puppetry

5:00-5:45pm | Presentation of workshop productions

6:00-7:00pm | PERFORMANCE:
 

TEATRO SEA, SOCIETY OF THE EDUCATIONAL ARTS | New York, New York, USA
EL ENCUENTRO DE JUAN BOBO Y PEDRO ANIMAL (Juan Bobo Meets Pedro Animal)
Written and directed by Manuel Antonio Morán

Everyone will enjoy the story of two charming but not-too-bright characters who meet in a magical world full of music, puppets, comedy and popular lore. As they interact with the protagonists, children learn about the folklore of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (Biliingual)

Tuesday, July 24 | 8:30pm
TEATRO PROMETEO | Miami, Florida, USA
Celebrando a Virgilio: Una Noche con Piñera (Celebrating Virgilio: An Evening with Piñera)

ESTUDIO EN BLANCO Y NEGRO y LOS SIERVOS (Study in Black and White and The Serfs)
Written by Virgilio Piñera | Directed by Beatriz J. Rizk
Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus| 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
Free admission and parking

These two short plays reveal Piñera’s irreverent, darkly humorous streak. In the first, he plays with language, and in the second, with equivocal (and unequivocal) situations. The latter exploits the "form versus content" cliché that communist ideologues employed during much of the 20th century. Piñera's absurdist humor, which he used to skewer political rhetoric, practices, contributed to his works being banished from his homeland's stages for many years. These pieces are a testament to his wit, artistic skills and, above all, subversiveness. (Staged reading in Spanish)

These two short plays reveal Piñera’s irA television reporter interviews a rural mother about her son’s death in Iraq, where he was serving in the U.S. armed forces. The streak of Andean baroque that runs through our veins keeps us suspended between tradition and a future that never seems to arrive. (In Spanish)

Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28 | 8:30pm

CONTRAELVIENTO TEATRO | Quito, Ecuador

LA FLOR DE LA CHUKIRAWA (The Flower of the Chukirawa)

Written and directed by Patricio Vallejo Aristizábal

Teatro Prometeo, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

TICKETS :: 305.237.3262 | www.prometeotheatre.com

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; July 26, 27, and 28 | 8:30pm
Sunday, July 29 | 5:00pm
TEATRO AVANTE | Miami, Florida, USA
EL NO (No)
Gilda Santana’s freely adapted version of Virgilio Piñera's play | 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 generation that tries to impose its way of thinking and doing, and a younger one that claims the right to rebel in its quest for happiness. To remain silent and wait, to flee, or to stand up to power? What is the best way of saying no, and what is the price to be paid? (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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