LA Escena 2018
LA ESCENA LOS ANGELES' FIRST HISPANIC CLASSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL
September 21-23, 2018 will bring LA ESCENA, Los Angeles' first Hispanic classical theater festival, to the Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax).
Cutting-edge Mexican company EFE TRES will present Lope de Vega's El príncipe ynocente (The Innocent Prince), a meditation on political power and culpability reimagined as a dialogue in a prison cell, and El Merolico (The Mountebank), a reworking of Cervantes' comic interludes as delivered by a traveling performer in small-town Mexico.
Playwrights' Arena will present the fourth Golden Tongues, brand-new comedia adaptations from LA playwrights in staged readings: Madhuri Shekar's School for Witches, or Friendship Betrayed, based on María de Zayas' La traición en la amistad; Janine Salinas Schoenberg's Like/Share, a riff on Calderón's Los cabellos de Absalón; and Michael Premsrirat's La locura de los ángeles/The madness of angels, adapted from Lope de Vega's Los locos de Valencia. All Golden Tongues performances are in English and contain adult content.
Sylvia Blush and Jean Carlo Yunen Arostegui will direct Women and Servants, Lope de Vega's exploration of class, loyalty and desire in a very modern Madrid. The play, only recently rediscovered after 400 years, has been translated into English by UCLA Professor and LA Escena director Barbara Fuchs.
All tickets $10.00. Tickets will be sold at the door if there are remaining seats before showtime.
FREE PARKING in the lot adjacent to the theater.
***NOTE: Sunday is also the Melrose Trading Post flea market, which will impact the theater parking lot. If attending the 5 pm show on Sunday, please leave extra time and consider using alternative transportation options. The 7 pm show should not be affected.
For inquiries, please write to LAEscena2018@gmail.com.
6 pm El Merolico (in Spanish, with English subtitles)
8 pm Women and Servants (in English)
6 pm School for Witches, or Friendship Betrayed (in English)
8 pm El Principe Ynocente (in Spanish, with English subtitles)
5 pm Like/Share (in English) - See parking note above
7 pm La Locura de Los Angeles / The Madness of Angels (in English)
Greenway Court Theater (View)
544 N. Fairfax
Los Angeles, CA 90036
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|