March 10-26 – Thurs., Fri. and Sat. - 7:30pm
$20 gen.admission, $17 students/seniors
Comadres 12 tix/ $12 each
Todo lo Mexicano is a series of short plays adapted from the Mexican short stories in the anthology, Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Stories, edited by Jorge F. Hernandez. The anthology was Su Teatro’s choice for last year’s The Big Read Project. At the end of the project, we were struck by the vitality of the stories. Thus, we bring them to you now in theatrical form.
Mexico is a country filled with stories, some true, others pure fiction. The stories we bring to you provide a distinctly Mexican eye that blurs the line between the ancient and contemporary, the illusory and the real, the fantastic and the ordinary. We offer you stories that are wry and satirical, eerie and chilling, funny and absurd.
Todo lo Mexicano brings the following stories to life:
§ Chac Mool by Carlos Fuentes
§ The Switchman by Juan Jose Arreola
§ My Life with the Wave by Octavio Paz
§ Blame the Tlaxcaltecs by Elena Garro
§ The Dinner by Alfonso Reyes
§ The Cooking Lesson by Rosario Castellanos
Jorge F. Hernández in the introduction to Sun, Stone, and Shadows describes the stories:
"Scribbled in green ink on yellowing sheets or set down by the nervous clacking that typewriters used to make, these are stories meant to be read as if you were leisurely drawing out an after-dinner conversation, or narrating mile after mile of a voyage while lost in a purple dusk, or remembering pieces of your life under the spell of the hypnotic insomnia with which subway cars move in Mexico City."
Check out more about the anthology at this link.
Join us for this special production! We look forward to seeing you and to answering your questions!
2-4-1 Thursdays: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 (2 tickets for the price of 1 – discount off general admission price, thus, tix $10/each).
Performances at Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe