LA Escena Festival
Los Angeles' first Hispanic classical theater festival, September 21 - 23, 2018. Cosponsored by CERS and Latin American Institute.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Greenway Court Theater
544 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
For inquiries, please write to LAEscena2018@gmail.com
All tickets $10.00. Purchase tickets here.
Friday, September 21
6 pm El Merolico (in Spanish, with English subtitles)
8 pm Women and Servants (in English)
Saturday, September 22
6 pm School for Witches, or Friendship Betrayed (in English)
8 pm El príncipe ynocente (in Spanish, with English subtitles)
Sunday, September 23
5 pm Like/Share (in English)
7 pm La locura de los ángeles / The Madness of Angels (in English)
Cutting-edge Mexican company EFE TRES will present Lope de Vega's El príncipe ynocente (The Innocent Prince), a meditation on political power and culpability reimagined as a dialogue in a prison cell, and El Merolico (The Mountebank), a reworking of Cervantes' comic interludes as delivered by a traveling performer in small-town Mexico.
Playwrights' Arena will present the fourth Golden Tongues, brand-new comedia adaptations from LA playwrights in staged readings: Madhuri Shekar's School for Witches, or Friendship Betrayed, based on María de Zayas' La traición en la amistad; Janine Salinas Schoenberg's Like/Share, a riff on Calderón's Los cabellos de Absalón; and Michael Premsrirat's La locura de los ángeles/The madness of angels, adapted from Lope de Vega's Los locos de Valencia.
Sylvia Blush and Jean Carlo Yunen Arostegui will direct Women and Servants, Lope de Vega's exploration of class, loyalty and desire in a very modern Madrid. The play, only recently rediscovered after 400 years, has been translated into English by UCLA Professor and LA Escena director Barbara Fuchs.
Related Document: La-Escena-ci-hy2.pdf
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Department of Theater, English, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Riverside CHASS, UC MEXUS, CLASS-Cal Poly Pomona, USC