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1st Annual Micro Theater Festival

These are the four plays that will be presented in the festival

A Brief Encounter Updated

This play was written by one of the most important contemporary playwrights from Spain: Jose Luis Alonso de Santos. It’s a conversation between a subway driver and a lonely woman who spend the night together after meeting at a bar. With a tragicomic tone we learn about their sorrows and hopes. Directed by Jeff Mandel.

The Madwoman of Chaillot Updated

“The Madwoman of Chaillot” is a play written by Venezuelan actress, director and playwright Gladys Prince, who has been part of the theater scene in Caracas for decades. She wrote this monologue inspired by the play with the same name written by Jean Giraudoux in 1943. It tells the story of an eccentric and sharp-tongued woman with a mix of satire and comedy that undoubtedly will charm the audience. Directed by Alejandra Gutierrez and interpreted by Marcy Palmer.

And the OscarShould go to... Updated

“And the Oscar should go to” is a fresh comedy by Spanish playwright Marc Egea. It’s Oscar night and the presenter, an old Hollywood legend, has made a mistake reading the name of the winner for Best Actress. What will he do? And more importantly, what will she do? Directed by Mickey Clickner, and interpreted by Mike Herrin and Amanda Street.

A trip To the Future Updated

In “A Trip to the Future” Lana and Tom explore the possibilities that the future may have for them in a “trip” full of surprises. The piece is filled with pop culture references, from Back to the Future to The Matrix. It was written by Nathalia Paolini, a Venezuelan actress, director, and playwright who currently lives in Spain. Directed by Kevin Carr.

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Enjoy a different theatrical experience: 1st Annual Micro Theater Festival

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Tallahassee Hispanic Theater embraces the concept of Micro Theater, started in 2009 in Spain, presenting a group of short plays that will be performed in the same space: the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum. Micro-theater is a form of theater very popular these days in Spain, Latin America and places like Miami and New York. It brings short stage performances up close to the audience in unusual venues.

Besides the plays, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy Hispanic food, drinks and live music, interpreted by Charles Santiago and Jesse García.

This will be a non-traditional theater event, where the audience will be able to enjoy the setting, the music, and the performances presented all in the same open space, while moving freely around the space and mingling with others.

For its First Annual Micro Theater festival, THT will be presenting four 15-20 minute plays written by well-known playwrights, as well as fresh new pieces by young authors.

“The Madwoman of Chaillot” is a play written by Venezuelan actress, director and playwright Gladys Prince, who has been part of the theater scene in Caracas for decades. She wrote this monologue inspired by the play with the same name written by Jean Giraudoux in 1943. It tells the story of an eccentric and sharp-tongued woman with a mix of satire and comedy that undoubtedly will charm the audience. Directed by Alejandra Gutierrez and interpreted by Marcy Palmer.

The play “A Brief Encounter” was written by one of the most important contemporary playwrights from Spain: Jose Luis Alonso de Santos. It’s a conversation between a subway driver and a lonely woman who spend the night together after meeting at a bar. With a tragicomic tone we learn about their sorrows and hopes. Directed by Jeff Mandel.

“And the Oscar should go to” is a fresh comedy by Spanish playwright Marc Egea. It’s Oscar night and the presenter, an old Hollywood legend, has made a mistake reading the name of the winner for Best Actress. What will he do? And more importantly, what will she do? Directed by Mickey Clickner, and interpreted by Mike Herrin and Amanda Street.

In “A Trip to the Future” Lana and Tom explore the possibilities that the future may have for them in a “trip” full of surprises. The piece is filled with pop culture references, from Back to the Future to The Matrix. It was written by Nathalia Paolini, a Venezuelan actress, director, and playwright who currently lives in Spain. Directed by Kevin Carr.

July 20-21

8:00 p.m.

Carriage House at Goodgood Museum

Tickets: $5 Students, $8 Seniors and Goodwood members, $10 General. Cash or Card at the door.

Shows

Forever Yours, Julita

 

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Tallahassee Hispanic Theater presents its new production: Forever Yours, Julita, a play by Puerto Rican playwright Roberto Ramos-Perea. This play deals with important issues of artistic integrity, male/female roles in Latin American society, and Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States. The play begins in 1914. Julia is 19. She has written her first book of poetry and is seeking recognition. That night she attends a party given by a well-known poet, Luis, who is celebrating an important prize he has won. Luis receives the young woman who gives him a copy of her book of poetry to obtain his opinion. A no-holds-barred relationship starts up between them: disciple, political enemy, rival poet and lover. Their relationship will continue through their lives until the end of the play in 1942.

The performances will be at the Monticello Opera House, November 17-18 at 8:00 p.m.

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Blind Date, by Mario Diament at Goodwood Museum on March 15-16.

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Lanny Thomas as the Blind Man. Photo by Oliver Juliet.

Inspired by the literary world of the great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges who explored the illusion of time and space, and ventured into parallel worlds, the infinite, and “other realities”, Blind Date takes on the kaleidoscopic concept of time to tell a story of love, passion and chance encounters.

Cast

Blind man: Lanny Thomas
Man: Victor Duncan
Young woman: Robin Jackson
Woman: Marcy Palmer
Therapist: Louise Reid Ritchie

Directed by Judi Persons

Performances:

March 15-16 at Goodwood Museum. Get your tickets here

March 23-24 at FSU Fine Arts Annex

8:00 p.m.