Teatro Milagro: FRIDA, un retablo
Date: 7:00pm PDT October 30, 2013 Location: Council Chamber - Templeton Campus Center
Council Chamber - Templeton Campus Center
Teatro Milagro’s critically acclaimed work about the artistic life of Frida Kahlo returns by popular demand after a six-year hiatus. The newly envisioned work performed to sold-out houses during its Portland run and received rave reviews from audience members.
In Tehuantepec dress with eyebrows taking flight like the wings of a raven, Frida Kahlo is legendary for her numerous affairs, self-portraits and an independence that inspired generations of feminists around the world. Frida Kahlo is a sorrowful heroine whose obsession with death provided her with an unquenchable thirst for life. Born a Mestizo of European and Mexican parents, her dark braided hair and distinctive bird-wing brows are immortalized in over 200 self-portraits. From the streetcar accident that left her crippled, to her torrid relationship with muralist Diego Rivera, life and art intertwine in this story of one of Mexico’s most acclaimed visual artists.
In this newest rendition of FRIDA, un retablo, three Frida’s take the stage, Tricia Castañeda-González as Frida, Dañel Malán as the spirit of Frida and Ajai Terrazas-Tripathi as Old Frida. Daniel Moreno portrays Diego Rivera and the ensemble shares various other roles from Leon Trotsky to André Breton. Come see the show!
Written by Dañel Malán, direction by Gabriela Portuguez, musical composition by Rory Merritt Stitt, and Milagro’s signature mural was designed and painted by Tomás Rivero. The 2013 tour of FRIDA, un retablo is made possible in part with grant support from Juan Young Trust, Bloomfield Family Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, and The Ventura Group, Inc.
*this event is part of Lewis & Clark’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Click here to see more Hispanic Heritage Month events.