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:: 2010 Program ::


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 7, 8 & 9, 8:30 p.m.
TEATRO LÍNEA DE SOMBRA, Mexico City, MEXICO
AMARILLO, a collective creation directed by Jorge A. Vargas
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Tickets: 305.949.6722 / 1.866.949.6722 (toll-free) / www.arshtcenter.org
Co-sponsored by FONCA-CONACULTA, Voces contra el silencio-Video independiente, A.C., Coordinación Nacional de Teatro, the Consulate General of Mexico, the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami and Mercantil Commercebank

A play that explores the concept of national identity, the connection between the real and the virtual and the relationship between documentary and fiction. An incessant voice streams through the soundtrack, creating an acoustic landscape and signaling identity. The various languages of the media and the physical presence of actors and objects serve as vehicles on this journey to Amarillo. (In Spanish)


Thursday & Friday, July 8 & 9 – 8:30 p.m.
LOS GUGGENHEIM, Xalapa, Veracruz, MEXICO
MÁS PEQUEÑOS QUE EL GUGGENHEIM (Smaller than the Guggenheim)
Written and directed by Alejandro Ricaño
Prometeo Theatre, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami
Tickets: 305.237.3262 / www.prometeotheatre.com
Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami

A play about friendship. A simple vision of the theatre. A meditation on failure. The characters are simply there, enduring as best they can a life that is not remotely what they had expected. It could be anyone’s biography. (In Spanish)


Friday & Saturday, July 9 & 10 – 8:30 p.m.
TEATRO PROMETEO, Miami, UNITED STATES
FILO AL FUEGO (Blade to the Heat) by Oliver Mayer
Directed by Joann Maria Yarrow
Miami Dade College Auditorium, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami
Tickets: 305.237.3262 / www.prometeotheatre.com

This production of Oliver Mayer's potent play about the seething world of professional boxing is set in 1960's Miami, at the time a mecca for the sport. This powerful and relentless drama about sexuality and the men who fight for more than just a title belt is set to pounding Latin rhythms and soulful R&B. A modern, gritty battle over love, violence and manhood. (In Spanish with English supertitles)


Saturday, July 10, 8:30 p.m. & Sunday, July 11, 5:00 p.m.
ATALAYA, Seville, Andalusia, SPAIN
DIVINAS PALABRAS (Divine Words) by Ramón del Valle-Inclán
Directed by Ricardo Iniesta
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Tickets: 305.949-6722 / 1.866.949.6722 (toll-free) / www.arshtcenter.org
Co-sponsored by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of Spain, the Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain, and the Spanish Cultural Center in Miami.

The central conflict involves a monstrous midget and his mother, who drags him from fair to fair begging for alms. When the mother dies, the child goes on to be exploited by other relatives. The play marks the convergence of Valle-Inclán’s magical, rural and Galician theatre as it sets out before us a virtual gallery of sordid characters. (In Spanish)


Monday, July 12 – 8:30 p.m.
Staged reading - A Tribute to CARBALLIDO
ORINOCO by Emilio Carballido. Directed by Beatriz J. Rizk
Prometeo Theatre at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus,
300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami
Free Admission
(In Spanish)  



Tuesday, July 13 – 8:30 p.m.
Staged reading - A Tribute to CARBALLIDO
ROSA DE DOS AROMAS by Emilio Carballido. Directed by Beatriz J. Rizk
Prometeo Theatre at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus,
300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami
Free Admission
(In Spanish)  



Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 14, 15 & 16 – 8:30 p.m.
OCO TEATRO LABORATÓRIO, Salvador, Bahia, BRAZIL
OS SONHOS DE SEGISMUNDO (Sigmund’s Dreams)
by Luis Alberto Alonso & Tiago Chaves
Directed by Luis Alberto Alonso
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Tickets: 305.949.6722 / 1.866.949.6722 (toll-free) / www.arshtcenter.org

Six characters set out on a mythical journey into their dreams in a play that draws from five literary sources: Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life is a Dream, Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, works by Eduardo Galiano and Jorge Amado, and Brazil’s “literatura de cordel”, the cheaply produced but engaging booklets displayed on strings at newsstands around the country. (In Portuguese with Spanish supertitles)


Friday & Saturday, July 16 & 17 – 8:30 p.m.
NIDIA TELLES, Montevideo, URUGUAY
GRACIAS POR TODO (Thanks for Everything) by Julio César Castro
Directed by Carlos Aguilera
Teatro Prometeo, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami
Tickets: 305.237.3262 / www.prometeotheatre.com

Spying on a woman as she stands before a mirror, knowing she is alone, with no witnesses to constrain her, could prove a lot of fun. The protagonist dances, sings, makes faces and questions her past and present, her marriage, her prudish education, her relationship with her daughter, her ceramics class and the other activities that fill her day. (In Spanish)


Saturday, July 17 – 8:30 p.m. & Sunday, July 18 – 5:00 p.m.
ALBANTA, Cadiz, SPAIN
FLORES ARRANCADAS A LA NIEBLA (Flowers Plucked from the Fog) by Arístides Vargas
Directed by Pepe Bablé
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Tickets: 305.949.6722 / 1.866.949.6722 (toll-free) / www.arshtcenter.org

Two women fleeing the aftermath of an unspecified war meet at a train station and tell of their respective journeys into exile. Pain and laughter intertwine in their memories, hopes and fears. (In Spanish)


Sunday, July 18 – 2:00-8:00 p.m.
International Children’s Day, Sponsored by TARGET (Arts & Wonder Free Family Event)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Acting, dance & voice/music workshops for children
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Arts & crafts, rides
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Performance

SEÑA Y VERBO TEATRO DE SORDOS, Mexico City, MEXICO
EL REY QUE NO OÍA, PERO ESCUCHABA (The King Who Could Not Hear, but Listened) by Perla Szchumaker
Directed by Adrian Blue and Alberto Lomnitz
In collaboration with Miami Dade College, InterAmerican Campus
MDC InterAmerican Campus, 627 S.W. 27th Ave., Miami
Co-sponsored by the Marlins Community Foundation, Mexico's Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami
For the Entire Family - Free Admission

Two brothers, princes in a faraway kingdom, love each other very much until the day their father, the elderly king, dies. The first-born prince, who is noble and capable, is deprived of his right to inherit the crown for the sole reason that he is deaf. The ministers of the realm prefer to crown his younger brother, who can hear. But soon they learn that what distinguishes a true king is not his ability to hear, but to listen. It’s a simple fable about tolerance and brotherly love, an ingenious piece in which five minstrels – three of them deaf – play more than twenty-five characters. (In Spanish, Mexican Sign Language and pantomime)  


Sunday, July 18 – 2:00-8:00 p.m.
International Children’s Day, Sponsored by TARGET (Arts & Wonder Free Family Event)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Acting, dance & voice/music workshops for children
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Arts & crafts, rides
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Performance

CONSEJO ARTÍSTICO DE PUERTO RICO, INC., San Juan, PUERTO RICO
VERSADO, EL ANDARÍN CUENTERO: DE CÓMO LA PRINCESA OMA ACABÓ CON LA GUERRA (Versado, the Wandering Storyteller: Of How Princess Oma Ended the War). Written and directed by Dr. Carola García
In collaboration with the City of Miami Beach's North Shore Park & Youth Center, Arts in the Parks and Department of Tourism and Cultural Development.
North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72nd St., Miami Beach
Co-sponsored by the City of Miami Beach and the Marlins Community Foundation
For the Entire Family - Free Admission

The Blue and Red Kingdoms had been at war for so long that nobody remembered how it had started, but Princess Oma, sitting on her favorite tree and using her intelligence, ends it. Learn how she did it and celebrate peace by dancing along with the storytellers. Versado, a character who is part human, part magician and part playful beast, weaves, recycles, alters and mixes up tales as he goes from town to town on his minibike like a knight errant. The tale exposes children to world literature and promotes reading and love of culture. (In Spanish)


Sunday, July 18 – 5:30 p.m.
NIDIA TELLES, Montevideo, URUGUAY
GRACIAS POR TODO (Thanks for Everything) by Julio César Castro
Directed by Carlos Aguilera
In collaboration with the Key Biscayne Community Center
Key Biscayne Community Center, 10 Village Green Way, Key Biscayne
Reservations: 305.365.8900
Co-sponsored by Key Biscayne Community Foundation and the Village of Key Biscayne
Free Admission

Spying on a woman as she stands before a mirror, knowing she is alone, with no witnesses to constrain her, could prove a lot of fun. The protagonist dances, sings, makes faces and questions her past and present, her marriage, her prudish education, her relationship with her daughter, her ceramics class and the other activities that fill her day. (In Spanish)


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 21, 22 & 23 – 8:30 p.m.
LA CUARTA, Montevideo, URUGUAY
GATOMAQUIA (Catfighting) by Lope de Vega
Directed by Héctor Manuel Vidal
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Tickets: 305.949.6722 / 1.866.949.6722 (toll-free) / www.arshtcenter.org
Co-sponsored by the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry and National Cultural Administration and the Spanish Embassy in Uruguay

Seventeenth century playwright Lope de Vega’s cats stop being mere fairy tale characters and engage in distancing and seduction worthy of Brecht. It has been said that, to express themselves, children play, adolescents act and adults talk. Lope the wordsmith draws on his skills to communicate with his teenage son, who is in full action mode - on the battlefront, so to speak - and plays all the while. This outcome is a lesson on passions and the complications and consequences they entail. (In Spanish)


Friday & Saturday, July 23 & 24 – 8:30 p.m.
EL FÉNIX PRODUCCIONES, Mexico City, MEXICO
LOS NIÑOS PERDIDOS (The Lost Children) by Francisco Hinojosa
Directed by Esteban Castellanos
Teatro Prometeo, Miami Dade College, Recinto Wolfson, 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami
Tickets: 305.237.3262 / www.prometeotheatre.com
Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami

The growing population of street children, a subject often relegated to the forsaken realm of the painful and uncomfortable, is here addressed with mordant humor that makes no attempt to moralize or offer solutions beyond the scope of art. A play that fosters awareness in children, young people and parents of the importance of building a world where children live in decent conditions, sheltered and protected by family, where they enjoy the right to education and play and develop in an environment of support, equality and  love. (In Spanish)


Saturday, July 24 – 8:30 p.m. & Sunday, July 25 – 5:00 p.m.
TRYO TEATRO BANDA, Santiago, CHILE
PEDRO DE VALDIVIA: LA GESTA INCONCLUSA (Pedro de Valdivia: The Unfinished Epic) by Juan Francisco Sánchez Brkic
Directed by Sebastián Vila
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Tickets: 305.949.6722 / 1.866.949.6722 (toll-free) / www.arshtcenter.org

In a minstrel-like performance, three actor-musicians retell the story of the conquest of Chile, focusing on the character of Pedro de Valdivia through his letters to King Carlos I of Spain (also known as Holy Roman Emperor Charles V). Through a lively combination of music, humor, and the actors’ vast expressive resources, the work prompts serious reflection on Spain’s colonization of the Americas. (In Spanish)


Friday & Saturday, July 30 & 31 – 8:30 p.m.
TIMBRE 4, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
TERCER CUERPO (Third Body), written and directed by Claudio Tolcachir
Teatro Prometeo, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave.,
Miami
Tickets: 305.237.3262 / www.prometeotheatre.com
Co-sponsored by Santiago A Mil International Festival

A story of five lives, five longings for love, five failures. A story of wishing and not knowing what to do, of absurd attempts, of wanting to live every day in spite of everything. A drama in which what counts is what is not seen, what is not said, what drives desire. Fear of not being, fear of being known. A run-down office, a couple’s home, a bar and a medical practice alternate in one space, stringing together the lives of five characters. What links them is loneliness, misunderstanding and the need to love. (In Spanish)


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 28, 29, 30 & 31 – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 1 – 5:00 p.m.

TEATRO AVANTE, Miami, UNITED STATES
POR LAS TIERRAS DE COLÓN (Across Columbus’ Land) by Guillermo Schmidhuber
Directed by Mario Ernesto Sánchez
Carnival Studio Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Tickets: 305.949.6722 / 1.866.949.6722 (toll-free) / www.arshtcenter.org

A famous actress and her husband embark on a tour of Latin America, but the Bogotazo, the massive rioting that followed the assassination of a Colombian presidential candidate in April 1948, forces them to remain inside a theater for 33 hours. The play focuses more on the couple’s problems than on the national crisis, and highlights the way Latin Americans view their individual fates, and that of their continent, in a violent world. Based on real events, it won the University of Miami’s 1987 Golden Letters Award. (In Spanish with English supertitles)


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