Friday, February 25, 2011

THEATER/ February 24 - March 4

February 23-27 (8pm Wednesday-Friday, 3pm and 7pm Sunday) Heavy Like the Weight of the FlameA one-man show written and performed by R. Ernie Silva. Winner of New York City’s One Festival and the Hola Award for Best Solo Performance and nominated by LA Weekly for Best Solo Performance. At Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk Street, Suite 200. For reservations, click here. For more information click here or call (212) 529-1948. 

February 24-March 6 (8pm Wednesday-Saturday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday) La Strada. Federico Fellini's film, adapted for the stage by Gerard Vázquez. The story of the innocent Gelsolmina, who is sold to the "brutish" Zampanó, a traveling showman; when the two join a circus, Gelsolmina meets a clown who falls in love with her, endangering her position with Zampanó. In Spanish with English supertitles. At IATI Theater, 64 East 4th Street. For more information click here or call (212) 505-6757. 

February 24 (8pm and various) La Barbería. New World Stages presents this musical comedy about Benny Acevedo, a Washington Heights landlord and barbershop owner who must decide whether to sell his building or remain in the neighborhood he loves after receiving a multimillion-dollar offer for the building. Set to an original score of Latin Music, and performed primarily in Spanish. At New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street. For more information click here or call (212) 239-6200. 

February 24-Ongoing (8pm and other schedules; see below) En el tiempo de las mariposas (In The Time of the Butterflies). A new play by Caridad Svitch, based on the novel by Julia Alvarez. The story of the Mirabal sisters, murdered in 1960 by  thugs on the payroll of dictator Rafael Trujillo, a crime that prompted the fall of the Trujillo regime and left a deep mark in Dominican history. In Spanish with English translation. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27 Street. For reservations, schedules  or more information click here or call (212) 889-2850. 

February 25-26 (7pm) La Cueca. This original, experimental play set in Pinochet's Chile tells the story of a married couple who find themselves buried alive, fighting for air and fighting each other. At Solar, 44 Davids Lane, East Hampton. For more information click here or call (631) 907-8422.

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