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Gunston Arts Center
Adjacent to Gunston Middle School 2700 S. Lang Street Arlington, VA 22206
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15th International Festival of Hispanic Theater / XV Festival Internacional de Teatro Hispano
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attended Nov 10 2012

This Venezuelan play, "Palabras encadenadas," was an example of good acting and a simple but well-thought staging concept.

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_October 11-12 at 8 pm, October 13 at 3 pm & 8 pm

_ *DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Otelo… Sniff (Othello… Sniff)

*_Adapted by Claudio Rivera. Troupe: Teatro Guloya _

Othelo… Sniff blends Afro-West Indian dance and artful clown movements as it captivates the audience with its comical montage of subversive images. This reflection of Dominican identity cleverly embraces the universal nature of Shakespeare’s play. U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

_October 18-19 at 8 pm, October 20 at 3 pm & 8 pm

_ *ARGENTINA: Jesucristo (Jesus Christ)

*_By Mariano Moro. Troupe: Compañía Los del Verso.

_* *As in a painting, such as the many inspired by the same theme throughout the centuries, we rediscover a Jesus who is transparent, believable, insightful. Words of love are embroidered in moving stories … and Mariano Mazzei delivers them with a dash of humor. U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

_October 25-26 at 8 pm, October 27 at 3 pm & 8 pm

_ SPAIN: *_Cartas de las Golondrinas*_* (Letters from the Swallows)

*_By Blanca del Barrio. Troupe: Escena Miriñaque.

_ Fragments: personal stories that speak of hope, of opportunity, of nostalgia, of identity. At the beginning of the 20th century, with the hope for a better future, they uprooted themselves from their lands. They were the enterprising and reckless Spaniards in the Americas … And today, history repeats itself … in this infinite, circular journey. U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

_November 1-2 at 8 pm, November 3 at 3 pm & 8 pm

_ *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.

_November 8-9 at 8 pm, November 10 at 3 pm & 8 pm

_ *VENEZUELA: Palabras Encadenadas (Killing Words)

*_By Jordi Galcerán. Troupe: I.E. Producciones C.A.

_ A couple’s relationship from a point of view that exposes them as two humans locked in a game without limits; life as a game, and a game to survive. Worn-out love, the separation and the pain that this implies. A psychological and mental exercise embellished in an erotic and depraved fashion. U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

_November 15-16 at 8 pm, November 17 at 3 pm & 8 pm

_ *ARGENTINA: Madre Primeriza (First-Time Mother)

*_By Mariel Rosciano. Troupe: Gazpatxo Producciones.

_* *Women with a profession, husbands, houses to take care of. Top this off with the arrival of a child. Day to day frenzy! Luckily, first time moms only happen once in a lifetime, and the intensive course in learning to parent is unique, singular and flies by. U.S. premiere. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

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.