Duende de Lorca - a bilingual play by Teatro Milagro
Date: 7:00pm PDT September 15, 2011 Location: Council Chambers
Federico García Lorca is celebrated the world over for his poetry, music and plays. Yet at the age of 27, he was still a struggling artist living with his parents, staging puppet plays that were laughed off the stage by the critics. His need for freedom fueled his desire to succeed. In search of duende, his travels through New York and Cuba became a quest for cultural integration and gender acceptance. Duende de Lorca follows the early years of Federico’s early successes from the opening night of Mariana Pineda, followed by the printing of Gypsy Ballads and Poet in New York. Audiences will share in his triumphs and failures and his relationships with Salvador Dali, Melchor Almagro, Emilio Aladren and others as his journey from New York to Cuba shapes his life and his art.
Duende de Lorca will be preceded by Teatro Milagro’s “Journeys” workshop at 4pm, also in Council Chambers.