A while back I went to see the stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s The
House of the Spirits at the Repertorio Español in NYC and I left wondering why I don’t go to the theater more often (I’m talking traditional plays, not musicals, which are cool, but I can only handle so much song and dance). Starting next week (June 15-28), the Latino
International Theater Festival of New York, Inc.presents the third annual TeatroStageFest, which brings to NYC the best productions the U.S., Latin America, and Spain have to offer. If you’re a busy bee like me, this gives you the chance to knock out several plays at once.
The Festival will kick off its celebrations with the Opening Night Intimate Concert titled Broadway’s R.Evolución Latina starring performers and musicians from In The Heights along with other talented Broadway performers. The Festival will salute dance with Pregones Theater’s Dancin’ in Da Bronx and provide comic relief with the Comedy Bailout Package. With Spotlight: South America’s Teatro, New Yorkers will be introduced to the work of Claudio Tolcachir and Guillermo Calderón, two cutting-edge playwright/directors from Chile and Argentina, and GlamourTango Quintet, an all-women ensemble from Uruguay and Argentina which pays homage to women’s contributions to Tango. In addition, Cuban Theater: From Its Origins to the Present will feature an all-day lecture series by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York. And that’s only part of it!
Hurry up and buy tickets here!