Bilingual Children's Play Fabulas Mayas Adapts Mayan Legends
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In this moving tale of how tales are born, you'll follow a writer as he tries to piece together the grand, lost romance of a spinster aunt. Belisario becomes entangled in a world where memories and the present are interwoven in this humorous story about family secrets. La Señorita de Tacna (The Young Lady From Tacna) is told from the writer's perspective, mixing false recollections with actual family history. As Belisario tries to connect the loose ends of his Aunt Mamae's life, you'll witness the birth of a new story. Written by Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru, the play is in Spanish with English surtitles. Learn More
By Cecilia Cackley
Bilingual version by Karin Tovar
Directed by David Lloyd Olson
In collaboration with Wit’s End Puppets
The duration of the show is approximately 60 minutes and the content is appropriate for the entire family, but in particular for children pre-K through 5th grade.
About the Playwright and Production
Cecilia Cackley is a playwright and puppeteer based in Washington, DC Among the scenarios and scripts she has written or co-written are The Malachite Palace, Anansi's Appetite, Coyote Places the Stars, and The Amazing and Marvelous Cabinets of Kismet, all produced by Wit's End Puppets. Cecilia teaches playwriting at area schools through Young Playwright's Theater, where she is a company member. She also has worked as a director, assistant director or stage manager for many area theaters, including GALA, Rorschach Theatre, dogandpony dc and the Capital Fringe Festival.
David Olson is a director, puppeteer, scenic artist, and performer based in Washington, DC. He recently returned from a year-long Fulbright Fellowship in Latvia where he examined the performance of national identity and globalization. He is a company member and managing director of Pointless Theatre, a puppet theatre company in Washington, D.C. He wrote Hugo Ball: A Super Spectacular Dada Adventure, which won Best Experimental Show at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. David recently worked with Basil Twist as a puppeteer in Arias with a Twist at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and helped develop Basil Twist's Rite of Spring. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he worked with Henson puppeteers-in-residence as well as Heather Henson, Dan Hurlin, and Aaron Cromie.
Featured in the cast are Cecilia Cackley and Bob Sheire, who both appeared in Platero y yo for GALita last season. Appearing for the first time with GALita are José Pineda and Carol Spring. Mr. Pineda has appeared at Actors Repertory Theatre and StudioWorks VA, and Ms. Spring is a member of Half Mad Theater and a former member of Blue Sky Puppet Theatre.
Light Design is by Joseph Walls, who designed Platero y yo and Las aventuras de Don Quijote de la Mancha for GALita last season. Costume Design is by Chelsey Schuller and Puppet Design is Genna Davidson. Mariano Vales is Music Director and Sound Design is by Kenny Neal. Screen Design is by Niell Duvall and Artemis López is Stage Manager. Anna Bate is Production Manager, and Andrés Luque is Technical Director.