Friday, July 15, 2011

THEATER / July 13 - 24

July 15 - 31 Brownsville Bred. One-woman show written and performed by Elaine Del Valle and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. The inspiring true story of a Latina's coming of age in the 1980's drug and violence-ridden Brownsville, Brooklyn, makes it off-Broadway debut.  At the 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street. For more information and tickets, click here

July 15 - August 21 (8:00 pm and other schedules; see below) Manipulation. This play by Mexican-born journalist and playwright Victoria E. Calderón centers on Christina, a young woman who feels she is losing control of her life. At Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street. For more information click here.

July 15 and 16 (8 pm) Sangre. A play by Mando Alvarado, inspired in Federico García Lorca's "Blood Wedding". Part of Central Park's SummerStage. At Crotona Park, Bronx. For directions, click here

July 15 - 17 (8:00 pm and other schedules; see below) La Dama Duende. This play by Pedro Calderón de La Barca tells the story of a widow who is locked on house arrest by her brothers, and who is desperate to escape. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27 Street. For reservations, schedules  or more information click here.

July 20 -24 (see schedules below) Queens Theatre in the Park Presents Chase Latino Cultural Festival 2011. Comedy, dance, music, film, open mic and other all-family events. Free. For programming and schedules, click here

Ongoing (8:00 pm and other schedules; see below for detailsLocuras en Wichita / Wild in Wichita. Winner of the Nuestras Voces’ National Latino Plays Initiative, this romantic comedy tells the unlikely story of a Mexican man and a Puerto Rican woman who fall in love at an assisted living center in Wichita, Kansas. At Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27 Street. For more information click here.

Ongoing (8:00 pm and other schedules; see below) En el tiempo de las mariposas/ In The Time of the Butterflies. A 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.

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