Friday, August 19, 2011

THEATER / August 19 - September 22

August 19 – October 9 (various times; see below) The Select. John Collins directs this Elevator Repair Service's play, based on the novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. At New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East Fourth Street. For more information click here. 

August 19 - 21 (see below for schedules) 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.

August 20-26 (See schedules below) The Sharks Will Eat You! A play by Cuban actor and playwright Jay Alvarez.Directed by Theresa Gambacorta. Part of the New York Fringe Festival. At The Studio Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street (btw Bedford/Barrow). For more information, click here

August 25 – September 4 (See schedules below) Three Short Plays from the Spanish Golden Age. Death, drink, sin, and religion. Directed by Andrés Zambrano. At Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27 Street. For more information click here.

September 1 - 18 (See schedules below) Passport: Regreso al Sur. Written by Gustavo Ott, directed by Alfonso Rey. With Beatriz Córdoba, David Crommett y Gabriel Gutiérrez.  In Spanish with super-titles in English. Thursdays to Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets $25 y $20.  At Teatro Círculo, 64 East Fourth Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue) For more information, click here

September 3 (12:0o pm) Mi Bebé es un Héroe. Scaramouches Latino Traveling Children’s Theater presents a puppet show by Eduardo Navas telling the story of a baby who can outwit villains better than his royal parents. At Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street. For more information click here

September 15 (7:00 pm) La Casa de Bernarda Alba. This play by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Rene Buch tells the story of a domineering mother trying to marry off her five daughters. Presented in Spanish, with live simultaneous English translation available. At Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27th Street. For more information click here or call (212) 889-2850.

September 16 (7:00 pm) José Limón Dance Company Salon Series. Members of the dance troupe perform and discuss their work. At the Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information click here.

September 22 and 30 (7:00 pm and 8:00 pm) El Quijote. Jorge Alí Triana directs a carnivalesque adaptation of the classic Cervantes story. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th Street. For more information click here.

Ongoing (8:00 pm and other schedules; see below for details) Locuras en Wichita / Wild in WichitaWinner 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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