Venue Details

49 Star Starred
GALA Hispanic Theatre
at Park Rd. NW 3333 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20010
202-234-7174
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If you want something to drink bring cash. They only accept cash
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It is best to take Metro. The Columbia Heights station is a 5 min walk.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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Amy T Red Velvet
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67 reviews
27 stars
attended Feb 09 2012

I saw this in English a few years ago at Arena, but it seems a completely different play when presented in the original Spanish. Loved it.

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22 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

Great story, well-acted and directed. Only flaw was for audience right side: view of subtitles obstructed occasionally by characters on platform (only affects us non-Spanish speakers). Really enjoyed it!

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21 reviews
34 stars
attended Feb 16 2012

Acting well done, loved the premise of the play. Interesting that it was performed in Spanish with subtitles. Loved, loved, loved the beautiful theatre, first time there and very convenient to restaurants and Columbia Heights Metro.

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Website

http://www.galatheatre.org/mainstage.php?cmd=loadEvent&id=86

Description

Photo Credit: Ken Howard/South Coast Repertory Theatre

The arrival of a new “lector” at a 1929 Cuban cigar factory in Ybor City, Florida becomes a catalyst amongst the workers. As the “lector” begins to read from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, forbidden passions are unleashed in this Pultizer prize winning play about the transformative power of literature in a landscape that pits old traditions against changing economic realities.

About the Ticket Supplier: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Founded in 1976, GALA (Grupo de Artistas Latino Americanos – Group of Latin American Artists) Hispanic Theatre has long been a groundbreaking and energetic “theater wiht a different accent,” presenting classical and contemporary plays in Spanish and English, plus an accompanying program of dance, music, poetry, spoken word, art and, more recently, film.