Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month All Year at Repertorio!

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate that to see what Repertorio has in store for its 47th season! Gathering with friends, donors, and the company of actors on Wednesday, September 10th, the list of shows was officially unveiled, revealing a season that excellently captures the rich and diverse heritage that is Latino theater.

 

 

“AIRE FRÍO” (COLD AIR) BY VIRGILIO PIÑERA
DIRECTED BY LEYMA LÓPEZ
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CUBA
PREMIERED SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2014 
Qué felices son las Barbies!

Luz Marina Romaguera (played by Zulema Clares) just can’t seem to catch a break. The exasperated seamstress – protagonist of Virgilio Piñera’s autobiographical masterpiece – has two desires in life; a husband and an electric fan to keep her cool from the heat of 1950s Havana. An excellent production directed by former Van Lier Fellow Leyma López, Aire frío is a groundbreaking play of nostalgia cubana with an inspiring and universal message; perseverance.

Performance dates & tickets here.

 

 

“SU NOMBRE SERÁ SU SOMBRA PARA SIEMPRE” (YOUR NAME WILL FOLLOW YOU HOME) BY CARLOS MURILLO
DIRECTED BY JOSÉ ZAYAS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: HISPANIC-AMERICAN
PREMIERES NOVEMBER 7TH, 2014 

Winner of the 2013 MetLife ‘Nuestras Voces’ National Playwriting Competition, Carlos Murillo’s Your Name Will Follow You Home touches on one of the most salient issues for young Hispanic-Americans today – the issue of Latino identity. Young writers Javier and Álvaro are determined to discover the true identity of writer Danny Santiago, a writer whose work highly celebrated as a highly authentic of Latino and Chicano identity. When they discover that Danny Santiago is, in fact, not even Latino, they must both face the uncomfortable task of reviewing their own identity as Latino storytellers. Directed by award-winning Resident Director José Zayas, Your Name Will Follow You Home is bound to be one of the most provocative and highly anticipated works Repertorio will produce in the 2014-2015 season.

Performance dates & tickets here.

 

 

“EL LOCO POR FUERZA” (INSANE BY FORCE) BY FÉLIX LOPE DE VEGA
DIRECTED BY LEYMA LÓPEZ
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SPAIN
PREMIERES JANUARY 30TH, 2015

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Félix Lope de Vega’s Golden Age (17th century) piece will be directed by former Van Lier Fellow Leyma López. Already an ACE and HOLA award winning production from it’s previous run on Repertorio’s stage as part of the 2013 Van Lier series, the play follows two lovers who struggle for their freedom after being arrested by a man interested in conquering the lady, venturing deep into the complex issues of human passion. El loco por fuerza is part of a long line of Golden Age plays produced at Repertorio, but even more importantly is a reminder that Hispanic theater is a tradition that stretches back not decades but centuries, making it an undeniable cornerstone of Latino heritage.

Performance dates & tickets here.

 

 

“BURUNDANGA” BY JORDI GALCERÁN
DIRECTED BY JOSÉ ZAYAS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SPAIN
PREMIERES MAY 8TH, 2015 

Burundanga is a comedy of extreme proportions. When two Barcelona students drug the boyfriend of one with burundanga – a rohypnol like truth serum – to test his reaction to the news that he’ll be a father, they discover something far darker – that he is a member of the Basque separatist group ETA. Falling head first into his schemes, the group sets out on a hysterical adventure that takes them way over their heads.

 

 

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL PRESENTS OLGA PERICET 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SPAIN
PREMIERES APRIL 8TH, 2015 

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A graduate in Spanish dance and flamenco in Cordoba and aware of the present dance scene, Olga Pericet is known as one of the most, innovative figures of the flamenco scene. She has studied with top names such as Matilde Coral, Manolo Marín, Maica Moyano y José Granero, among others, and she has been soloist and guest artist in companies likeRafaela Carrasco, Nuevo Ballet Español, Arrieritos, Miguel Ángel Berna, Teresa Nieto, Belén Maya andThe Spanish National Ballet. She has also shared stages with figures like Ana Laguna, Lola Greco, Nacho Duato,Enrique Morente, Isabel Bayon, Joaquín Grilo, Merche Esmeralda, Carmen Cortes among others. Olga will be the first Spanish Dancer since Pilar Rioja’s last performance, and heralds an exciting new time at Repertorio where dance is back on stage!

2 thoughts on “Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month All Year at Repertorio!”

  1. Bravo, Repertorio Espanol, por crear estas paginas de informacion general para seguir todas sus actividades y ser participes de las mismas. Felicidades y buena suerte para las futuras publicaciones de “El camerino”.
    Mayra L. McCarthy

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