Friday, July 29, 2011

THEATER / July 29 - August 3

July 29 - 31 (see schedules below) La Discreta Enamorada: A Naughty Romantic Comedy. Gamaliel Valle directs Lope de Vega's romantic comedy about a woman who will do anything to get the lover she wants. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27 Street. For more information click here.

July 29 - 31 (see schedules below) 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 29 - August 7 (see schedules below) Performing Arts Marathon. Teatro IATI presents PAM 2011, which features 12 avant-garde shows and 24 performances in two weeks. For full listings and more information click here.

July 29 - August 14 (see schedules below) A Little Betrayal Between Friends. Caridad Svich's play, directed by Tricia McDermott, is adapted from Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor's Comedy La Traicion en la amistad. At the Airmid Summer Theater Festival, Nissequoge River State Park, 799 Saint Johnland Road, Kings Park, NY. For more information click here.

July 29 - 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 30 (10 - 11 pm) Sabrina Lastman: Sounding Word. At Baruch College Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue), Ground Floor. For more information, click here

August 4 - 6 (see schedules below) The Latin Choreographers Festival. Presenting original choreography in a variety of styles by Latin choreographers. At Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue. For more information 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 Español, 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.

Ongoing (see below for schedules) Doña Flor y sus dos maridos. Based on the novel by Jorge Armado and directed by Jorge Ali Triana. The story of a woman who loses her first husband, re-marries, and yet manages to live with both. Presented in Spanish with live translation. Tickets: $25. VIP seating is available. At Teatro Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues). For tickets and more information, click here.

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