Nothing but the bare essentials for this multi-leveled, rich play, as staged by José Luis Arellano Garcia from Madrid, Spain. It’s his signature style, that won recognition with a 2016 Helen Hayes Award for director for Outstanding Direction for Yerma at GALA. The set design by Silvia de Marta is disarming. Three upstage doors reveal […]
In spite of severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings, heat advisories to stay inside, and Metro track delays, we met at the front door of the GALA Hispanic Tivoli Theatre. Stage director José Luis Arellano Garcia arrived riding a bicycle. Dubraska Vale, GALA’s public relations associate, appeared on 14th Street NW, walking from the GALA […]
The In Series takes Beethoven’s only opera, the rarely performed Fidelio, and transforms it into a symbol of freedom, a magnificently moving, awe-inspiring vision of hope and redemption through married love. With this, its largest-ever production, it seems there’s nothing this plucky “pocket opera” company, and its company of fearless singers, cannot do.
El Paso Blue by Hispanic playwright Octavio Solís, now making its East Coast debut at the GALA Hispanic Theatre, is a bilingual tribute to Spanglish, (with no surtitles), to the painful journey of cultural assimilation. It is wonderfully ironic that it’s written and performed mostly in English.
How can an opera’s venue and staging make so much difference? It just does in this spiced up, expansive and zany remount of In Series’ Cosi Fan Tutte Goes Hollywood at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The theatrical adaptation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s master work about women and morality is by Nick Olcott.
In this mesmerizing, dreamlike, must-see GALA adaptation by Jorge Alí Triana of Gabriel Garcia Márquez’ masterpiece novella, Chronicle of a Death Foretold/Crónica de una muerte anunciada, one hour and fifteen minutes feels as if we live through several lifetimes of human experience.
What happens when you accept all the different colors in the world as equal and beautiful? You get a rainbow. In this delightful, droll allegory set to music, El Mundo es un pañuelo/The World is a Handkerchief, Chilean playwright Jorge Díaz, shows us the joy of diversity.
Welcome to the celebration of immigrants who have enriched America. The posters hanging on an upstage backdrop at Source are photos of famous composers who lived in Germany and Austria during the Weimar Republic: Franz Waxman, Kurt Weill, Frederick Hollander, Erich Korngold, and Hanns Eisler. A picture of Arnold Schoenberg, the godfather of modern classical music, known […]
Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott thrusts us into a 1960’s press conference. Two iconic feminists, obsessed with eternal youth, anti-ageing makeover creams and Marketing, with a capital M, are near the end of their lives.
On Sunday, January 3rd, this was where it was at– with the young people, inside the Tivoli Theatre, kids and their parents wearing crowns of shiny red, green and silver, and packed the house. (Even the security guard was wearing a crown.) On stage, news anchor from News Channel 8, Alejandro Negrón, who served as […]