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Gunston Arts Center
Adjacent to Gunston Middle School 2700 S. Lang Street Arlington, VA 22206
703-228-1850
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attended Nov 17 2013

Great performance by Xiomara Rodriguez, loved it!!

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Website

http://teatrodelaluna.org/tem/23/festival/home_i.htm

Description

Oct. 18-19 at 8:00pm / Oct. 20 at 3:00pm

*ECUADOR: Agüita de Viejas (Fragrances from the Past)

*_By María Beatriz Vergara

Troupe: Zero No Zero Teatro_

Two well-conceived characters – both physically and spiritually – create this portrait of “a class of old women” who practice a way of being and a way of life … From what they say and what they keep to themselves, we become avid confidants of their thoughts and naughtiness.

U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

Oct. 25-26 at 8:00pm / Oct. 27 at 3:00pm

COLOMBIA: Gato por Liebre (Putting on Britches)

_By Piedad Bonnett

Troupe: La Barrera Teatro_

Seeking a better future – the American Dream – Esther Ramírez felt compelled to renounce her femininity and face life ‘in pants.’ This inspiring story celebrates the strength, resolve, and courage of Colombian women, overcoming destiny’s harsh trials.

_U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 15 and up.

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Oct. 30 at 6:30pm

URUGUAY: Simplemente PETRU

_In Spanish only at Embassy of Uruguay

_From Montevideo, Uruguay, an incomparable evening with the master of humor: Petru Valenski.

Nov. 1-2 at 8:00pm / Nov. 3 at 3:00pm

U.S.:* La Madre (The Mother)

*_By Sara Jeffrey

__Troupe: Teatro Doble

_ In a game of truth and lies, can a transvestite acknowledge his son in public? With delirious, breakneck humor, memories are relived so he can be his best possible person this night … perhaps his last.

_Area premiere. Suitable for ages 15 and up.

_ Nov. 5 at 7:00pm

*U.S.: Usted Puede Ser Un Asesino

  • _In Spanish only at Casa de la Luna Playreading Session

_A thousand and one knots tangle this comedy. Laughter is constant: fruit of a delicious story and delirious characters; displaying one of Spain’s best plays!

Nov. 8-9 at 8:00pm / Nov. 10 at 3:00pm

*ARGENTINA: Mujeres de 60 (Women of 60)

*_By Hilda Levy

__Troupe: Compañía Liliana Pécora

_I reached 60! And I am going for more… “…Liliana, naturally larger than life and with a great sense of humor, embodies the fun side of the years, taking the stage as for an assault where everything imaginable can happen at the same time.”

_U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 15 and up.

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Nov. 15-16 at 8 pm / Nov. 17 at 3:00pm

*PUERTO RICO: Una taza de té para una mujer casada (A Cup of Tea for a Married Lady)

*_By Eugenio Hernández

Troupe: Producciones Raúl Méndez_

The actress sings, laughs and cries, leading the audience to explore its feelings, all the while exposing women as men’s objects of desire. Taught to be submissive; and neglected and mistreated by inequality and machismo, even where they least expect it.

_U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 15 and up.

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Nov. 22-23, 8:00pm / Nov. 24 at 3:00pm

*URUGUAY: El País de las Maravillas (Wonderland)

*_By Omar Varela

Troupe: Compañía Nidia Telles

_The phenomenon of people who want to go away, blindly hoping that somewhere else, come what may, they will find a better destination, always seeking “the country of wonders.” A look at ourselves with a humor that weaves itself throughout the work.

_Area premiere. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

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Bilingual Productions for Children:

Oct. 26 at 3:00pm

*U.S.A.: Yo la llamo Rusita Rojas (I Call Her Rusita Rojas)

*_By Cristina Ferrari

_A dynamic, instructive and entertaining adaptation of the classic children’s tale, ‘Red Riding Hood,’ by Charles Perrault. Three very funny characters return to the pages of a storybook … a place in which to relish that time of childhood and fantasy.

_Suitable for all ages. _

Nov. 2 & 9 at 3:00pm

_ _*U.S.A.: Sanos y Contentos (Happy and Healthy)

*_By Neher J. Briceño_

Sweet Miss Lettuce and her uncle Mr. Cucumber teach us that we can fight the evil Mrs. Laziness, discovering a world of good nutrition that, along with exercise, allows us to live happily and healthfully.

_Suitable for all ages.

Program subject to change. _

About the Ticket Supplier: Teatro de la Luna

Teatro de la Luna was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide the Washington capital area -both to its Spanish-speaking community and to its English-speaking community as well - with a source of high quality theater as seen from a Latin American perspective.

Their mission is to promote Hispanic culture and foster cross-cultural understanding between the Spanish- and English-speaking communities of their region via Spanish-language theater and bilingual theatrical activities.