XXXII INTERNATIONAL HISPANIC THEATRE FESTIVAL OF MIAMI

2017 PROGRAM

Thursday, June 15 | 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Poster Unveiling | Meet and greet the Artist Cocktail Reception

TONY CARBONELL | Artist

MDCA's On.Stage Black Box Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

Co-presented by MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM

Co-sponsored by BACARDÍ USA

(By invitation only)

July 6-23 | After each opening

Educational Component | Forums about each opening

BEATRIZ J. RIZK, Ph.D. | Educational Program Director

Thursday, July 6 | 8:30 pm (Immediately before the performance)

Presentation of 2017 Life Achievement in the Performing Arts Award

JULIETA EGURROLA| Mexico

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

Co-presented by INSTITUTO CULTURAL DE MEXICO EN MIAMIAEROMÉXICO

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; July 6, 7, and 8 | 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 9 | 5:00 pm

LOS TRISTES TIGRES | Distrito Federal, Mexico

Algo de un tal Shakespeare (Something by One Shakespeare)

Written and directed by Adrián Vázquez

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

Co-sponsored by FONDO NACIONAL PARA LA CULTURA Y LAS ARTES (FONCA) DE MEXICO

(In Spanish)

Something by one Shakespeare is an invitation to play on the stage, to be irreverent. It is an entertainment composed of improvisations on William Shakespeare’s writings, a playful journey through some of the works of the greatest dramatist of all time. It seeks to bring children and young people closer to Elizabethan theater, to have them understand that it doesn’t have to be boring or written in strange languages totally divorced from present reality.

Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 9 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm

FERNANDO RUBIO | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Todo lo que está a mi lado (Everything That’s By My Side)

Written and directed by Fernando Rubio

MDCA’s Lobby | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

Co-sponsored by MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM

(In Spanish)

The play was born following a dream, from the forgotten memory of a childhood story, a story lodged somewhere in the mind and the body for 25 years. That concrete and imaginary space shaped a new esthetic thinking about intimacy, subtle movement, the drift of memory, our ties to others, our presence in time and the strange way we have of living in affective spaces in relation to the unknown. Known objects in known spaces morph and acquire new meaning.

Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8 | 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 9 | 5:00 pm

AL FIN Y AL CABO | Marbella, Spain

Piedras preciosas (Precious Stones)

by Pablo Díaz  | Directed by Andrea Chacón Álvarez & Raul Mancilla

MDCA’s On.Stage Black Box Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

Co-sponsored by OTOCLINIC, TELONERAS, AYTO. MARBELLA, CENTRO CULTURAL ESPAÑOL EN MIAMI (CCEMIAMI) & MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM

(In Spanish)

In the 1960s, artist Jean Cocteau spent several years in Marbella, enjoying its climate, its beaches and its hectic social life. Piedras preciosas imagines the relationship between Cocteau and Manuel, a young flamenco dancer, showing their mutual learning and the special affection they professed to one another.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; July 13, 14, and 15 | 8:30 pm

MARMORE - COMPANHIA DO CHAPITÔ | Lisboa, Portugal

Edipo (Oedipus)

Collective creation from the classic Oedipus of Sophocles | Directed by José Carlos García

MDCA’s On.Stage Black Box Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

Co-sponsored by MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM

(In Spanish with English supertitles)

Oedipus sets out, seeking to escape his inexorable fate, by which he will commit parricide and incest, duel with monsters, endure a plague and experience other such contretemps. On his way out of the country, he crosses paths with his father, Laius, whom he does not know. They argue and Oedipus kills the man. Once in Thebes, he easily solves the riddles posed by the Sphinx. The grateful Thebans give him the widow Jocasta,his mother, in marriage. When the awful truth comes to light, Jocasta hangs herself and Oedipus puts out his eyes. He ends his days in Colonnus, where his daughter Antigone takes him. This horrible story is told in a totally hilarious way.

Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 | 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 16 | 5:00 pm

COMPAÑÍA CRIOLLA | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Los monstruos (The Monsters)

Written and directed by Emiliano Dionisi

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

Co-sponsored by MINISTERIO DE CULTURA - GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BUENOS AIRES & CONSULADO GENERAL DE ARGENTINA EN MIAMI

(In Spanish)

Claudia and Sandra know that their children have unique qualities that distinguish them from the rest. They’re special. Isn’t that so? It’s true they had some behavior problems, don’t make friends easily and are seldom invited to birthday parties. So much the better. Only a good parent can protect his children from a monstrous world. Isn’t that so?

Saturday, July 15 | 5:00 pm

TELONCILLO TEATRO, Valladolid, Spain

Nidos (Nests)

SPONSORED BY TARGET

Written and directed by Ana Gallego & Ángel Sánchez      

Island Room, Key Biscayne Community Center | 10 Village Green Way, Key Biscayne (Free admission & parking)

Co-presented by KEY BISCAYNE COMMUNITY CENTER

Co-sponsored by TARGET, INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES ESCENICAS Y DE LA MUSICA (INAEM) DE ESPAÑA, KEY BISCAYNE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE & MARLINS FOUNDATION.

(In Spanish)

Let’s fly, sing, listen, dance, play and build a nest. The birds will enter the minds of the young audience and there make their nests. Nidos is a tree-show filled with objects and magic. The tree and its roots, the forest and its sounds, the birds and their nests have all inspired this work. A nest is a place where something is born or originates, a place where one has lived with one’s parents during childhood, a tree-bed where the eggs sleep and the chicks are raised. Birds make them in the most unexpected places, but our nests are located in a unique tree.

(Immediately following the performance, the children will be able to interact with the actor/puppeteer. This will be followed by a presentation by Short Chef, a lifelong culinary expert who has dedicated many years to educating children about proper nutrition.)

Sunday, July 16 | 2:00 - 7:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY, SPONSORED BY TARGET

MDCA’s On.Stage Black Box Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami (Free admission and parking)

Co-sponsored by CENTRO CULTURAL ESPAÑOL (CCEMIAMI), CASTILLA Y LEON ES VIDA, JUNTA DE CASTILLA Y LEON, TEATRO CALDERON, MINISTERIO DE EDUCACION CULTURA Y DEPORTES DE ESPAÑAINSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES ESCENICAS Y DE LA MUSICA (INAEM), ASOCIACION TEVEO DE TEATRO PARA NIÑOS Y JOVENES, ASOCIACION PROFESIONAL DE EMPRESAS DE TEATRO Y DANZA DE CASTILLA Y LEON (ARTESA), MARLINS FOUNDATION, UNITED ALIENS ARTISTS FOUNDATION, TOY & GLOBAL DREAMS USA, NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, CONECTA: MIAMI ARTS

2:00 – 3:00 pm | Arts and crafts, rides, face painting and distribution of healthy combo meals

3:00 – 4:00 pm | Workshops: Painting & Puppetry

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Workshops: Music/Percussion

5:00 – 6:00 pm | Performance: Nidos (Nests)

6:00 – 7:00 pm | Short Chef Presentation - Fighting Obesity One Child at a Time 

TELONCILLO TEATRO, Valladolid, Spain

Nidos (Nests)

Written and directed by Ana Gallego & Ángel Sánchez      

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; July 20, 21, and 22 | 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 23 | 5:00 pm

TEATRO AVANTE | Miami, Florida, USA

Notas que saben a olvido (Forgetting)

by Araceli Mariel Arreche | Directed by Mario Ernesto Sánchez  (U.S. Premiere)

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

Co-sponsored by MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, STATE OF FLORIDA DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

(In Spanish with English supertitles)

Making use of theater's power to communicate and acknowledging the need to know more about this cognitive disorder, the play explores the complex situation of those who live with Alzheimer's Syndrome. It provides the opportunity to reflect on - and so reinforce and refresh - the relationship between those who suffer from the devastating disease and their day-to-day environment.

Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 | 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 23 | 5:00 pm

ESCENA NORTE, El Salvador

RAYUELA TEATRO, Guatemala

GRUPO TEATRAL BAMBU, Honduras

Tres viejos mares (Three Old Seas)

by Arístides Vargas | Directed by Arístides Vargas y Charo Francés

MDCA’s On.Stage Black Box Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

Co-sponsored by MIAMI DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM

(In Spanish)

Three old men meet by the sea to talk about the twilight of their lives. In those meetings there is rivalry, jealousy, disappointment, illusions and a constant background voice: the sea, which throws stories and memories back with the tides. It is a sea older than the men are, with dates, events, battles and names that mix with the sea inside each one, a hodgepodge of ghosts with no rhyme or reason. Tres viejos mares addresses memory, a recurrent theme of Arístides Vargas, and like all his plays combines humor, tenderness, despair and the innocence of characters who try to reconstruct themselves.

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. Thank you!

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