After offering the third edition of its Micro theater festival online, Tallahassee Hispanic Theater will be presenting the Fourth Annual Micro Theater Festival, live, this Summer on August 6th and 7th at 7:30 pm. The event will take place at Goodwood Museum and Gardens.
The Fourth Annual Micro Theater Festival will present a series of 15 to 20-minute plays written by Hispanic playwrights, performed in English. Some of these plays will be presented in English for the first time, and one of them is an adaptation of a Mexican short story by a local writer. And a fantastic group of directors and actors will make this festival a well-deserved back to the stage event.
This year the festival will be featuring live music by local musicians Panayotis (Paddy) League, who will be performing Brazilian popular music, bossa nova and samba, and Charles Santiago who will be performing Hispanic guitar music.
The audience will have the opportunity to enjoy drinks and Hispanic food provided by Tally Arepas (available for purchase) before and throughout the event.
Following the premise of bringing short stage performances up close to the audience, the festival will take place at the Carriage House on the historic grounds of the Goodwood Museum and Gardens, where the audience will be able to enjoy the setting, music, food, and performances (presented all in the same open space) while moving freely around the space and mingling with others.
These are the plays that THT will be presenting in this edition of its festival.
In Your Hands, by Spanish playwright Esther Lázaro, translated into English by Alejandra Gutierrez. What would you do if you knew the fate of your best friend? Helena faces this dilemma when she learns some news that will change the live of her friend Clara. Should Helena tell Clara the truth? You, the audience, will help her make this decision. In Your Hands is a funny tour the force where two women must learn to deal with an unexpected situation. The play is directed by Angel de Armendi, and performed by Janell Robles and Melanie Applegate.
Mosquita muerta (The Dead Mosquito) was written by Victoria Collado, a young Cuban-American artist who lives in Miami. This play was presented in Spanish as partof Microteatro Miami. Mosquita muerta is a riotous physical comedy that tells the story of Jacqueline de France, a woman whose dreams of becoming a famous ballerina were cut short by a pesky mosquito. She now dedicates her life to killing all the mosquitos in the world. The play is directed by Mattie Ward and performed by Robin Jackson.
23 Movements was written by Spanish playwright Carlos Zamarriego, and translated into English by Alejandra Gutierrez. A conversation between two strangers ends up in a bet. What is it that define us? What we chose or what has happened to us in our lives? Do we have a say? While playing a chess match at a bar in Paris, Anaelle and Andrés will be moving the pieces of their very own lives. The play is directed by Curt and Beth Blair and performed by Kevin Carr and Alejandra Gutierrez.
Bound to Tampico is a play based of the short story “El guardagujas” (The Switchman) by Mexican writer Juan José Arreola. The adaptation from the original Spanish text was by D. Stephen Kahn, a local lawyer and theater enthusiastic. This is a satiric short play about the encounter on a deserted train station of an American passenger desperate to get to Tampico, where he is going to board a boat to the US, and a retired switchman who tells him a series of preposterous anecdotes about the Mexican railroad system, switching the passenger from the track of reason onto the track of the absurd. The play is directed by Tahirih Lee and performed by Duncan Hoehn, Tahirih Lee and Camille Vilela.
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