Friday, May 18, 2012

THEATER / May 19 - 31

Running through May 20: Glass Cord (days and times at link below). A Nuyorican play set on a rooftop in the Bronx during the searing 1970s, where pigeons are trained, dangerous glass cords are made, a young girl is seduced, a family unravels and jagged emotions cut through the myth of the “maternal instinct.” Written by Evelyn Diaz Cruz and directed by Aminta de Lara. $20 ($15 students, $12 seniors). Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey). For more information, call 212 529-6239 or click here.

May 18 - June 24:  La Callas & Medea (World Premiere Bilingual). Written by Jaime Salom, English version by G.J.Racz. An imaginary encounter between the operatic diva and the tragic character. With Soledad López and Kathy Tejada. Directed by Angel Gil Orrios. In Spanish: Saturdays, 8 pm, and Sundays, 4 pm. In English: Fridays, 8 pm, and Saturdays, 3 pm. Tickets: $25 ($25 for students and seniors; special group prices available). At Thalia Spanish Theater, 41 -17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, Queens. For more information, click here.

May 19 to July 14 (3 pm-5:30 pm) Vocal Training Workshop. Enhance your performance skills to your best potential—as a solo singer as well as an ensemble vocalist—in workshops taught by Uruguayan n is a vocalist, composer, and educator Sabrina Lastman $200. Registration deadline: May 15. At ART/NY: 520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor. For more information, click here.

May 19 (8 pm) and May 20 (6:30 pm) Doña Flor y sus dos maridos. In this colorful adaptation of Jorge Amado’s novel. Tickets start at $33. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues). For more information, click here

May 19 (8 pm) En Tus Brazos (In Your Arms). A contemporary love story that explores the tensions between the natural and the urban world, the possibility for transformation and wholeness, and the complexities of love. In Spanish. At the Queens Theatre in the Park, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free ($10 suggested donation). Reservations are required; call the box office at            718.760.0064       to reserve a seat. For more information, click here.

May 19 (8 pm-10 pm) 2012 Boogie Down Dance Series: HOUSED! From the club to the stage, this evening celebrates the power of dance and the human body with house dance, poppin and lockin', voguin', soul and freestyle with Archie Burnett, Courtney Ffrench's Vissi Dance Theater, Future Ninja, Princess Xtravaganza, David Padilla, Nubian NeNe, MAWU and more. At BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, 841 Barretto Street, 2nd floor. For more information and tickets, click here

May 17 (11 am) and May 22 (11 am) La Casa de Bernarda Alba. By Federico García Lorca, an explosion of hatred, jealousy, despair and passion. In Spanish (live simultaneous English translation available for $3; please indicate if you need translation at the time of reservation). Tickets start at $27. Note: Seats for weekday matinee performances for students are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues). For more information, click here.

May 21 (7:30 pm) Staged Reading: Believe. Written by Jonathan Vidal and directed by Rubén Dario Cruz II. In English. $5. Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street. For more information, click here.

May 22 (7 pm) Roundtable Discussion: From the Page to the Stage: Spain's Contemporary Theatre.Encounter with the playwright Jaime Salom and the director Ángel Gil Orrios, moderated by G.J. Racz. In Spanish with simultaneous interpretation. At Instituto Cervantes (Auditorio), 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here
May 23-June 24 (performance times vary) Chimichangas and Zoloft. By Fernanda Coppel; directed by Jaime Castañeda. After the disappointment of her 40th birthday, Sonia leaves her family and goes on a prescription Zoloft and greasy chimichangas binge. Her daughter Jackie and best friend Penelope team up to get Sonia back home. This irreverent story examines happiness and sexuality through the eyes of two brazen teenagers. At Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th Street. For more information and tickets, click here.

May 24 (8 pm-11 pm) 2012 Boogie Down Dance Series: NoBo DANCE MIX. The Bronx Dance Coalition teams up with rising star dance students at Lehman College in the Northwest Bronx (NoBo) for an evening of new works from salsa to hip hop to contemporary dance with Melvin Cross, Nandanie Dudhnath, Anri Nakano and Mark Green, Brittany Grier, Cristal Reyes, Joshua Santiago and Phillip Akogu. At BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, 841 Barretto Street, 2nd Floor. For more information, click here.

May 26 (8 pm) and May 27 (2:30 pm and 6:30 pm). La vida en los esclavos unidos. With outstanding humor, this new production touches on themes such as the financial crisis, health care in the U.S., immigrants’ jobs, and the lifelong trauma left by the interview for a visa at the U.S. Embassy. In Spanish only. Recommended for adult audiences. Tickets start at $33. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues). For more information, click here.

May 29 (7 pm) Reading of “The Way of Water.” Written by Caridad Svich and directed by José Zayas, this new play pits the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico next to the lives of those directly affected by it. Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street (between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue), 2nd Floor. For more information, click here.

May 31 and June 3 (6 pm pre-show talk; 7:30 performance) Post Plastica, by Carmelita Tropicana & Ela Troyano. Part live performance, part video installation, Post Plastica offers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep secret bees underground, and a half-woman, half-bear scientist gains the upper hand. $20; $15 (students and seniors). At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street). For more information, click here.

May 31 - June 2 (8 pm) Rasgos Asiáticos. Written by Vicky Grise. A memory play that takes place in the present tense as a story a Chicana of Chinese descent tells her lesbian lover of her family history. Traveling between the present and the past both in Texas and México, the play tells tales of migration, racism, woman loving and hurting. For mature audiences. Performed in English. Pregones Theater, 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx. For tickets or more information, click here.

Running through June 3: American Jornalero (days and times at link below) Written by Ed Cardona Jr. and directed by Mariana Carreño King. Minutemen and day laborers collide near a mended fence on a street corner in Queens. At INTAR Theatre, 500 West 52nd Street, 4th Floor. For more information and tickets, click here.

Running June 30: Platanos y Collard Greens (days and times at link below) A sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers, two college students from different cultures, attracted at first sight--until Mom finds out and has a heart attack! Baruch Performing Arts Center, Baruch College, 25th St. (between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue). For more information and tickets, call 646-312 or click here.

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