REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF “FILOMENA MARTURANO – MARRIAGE CARIBBEAN STYLE”.
“Filomena Marturano – Marriage Caribbean Style” begins previews on Saturday, July 20th and premieres on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at Repertorio Español’s historic Gramercy Arts Theater located at 138 East 27th Street in Manhattan, New York.
The classic play by Eduardo de Filippo is directed by Leyma López. The cast includes Zulema Clares as Filomena, Sandor Juan as Domingo, with Amneris Morales, Mario Mattei, Mario Peguero, Gilberto Gabriel Díaz, Sandra Gummuzio as well as Krystal Pou, Brayan Cortés Figueroa, and Cesar Augusto Cova making their company debuts.
JULY 03, 2019 – NEW YORK, NY – Repertorio Español, Drama Desk Award winner 2019 is proud to announce the premiere of Eduardo De Filippo’s “Filomena Marturano – Marriage Caribbean Style”. This classic Neapolitan play has been translated by Rafael Sánchez and Leyma López. This comedy originally published in 1946, is one of the greatest theatre masterpieces known worldwide. Repertorio is proud to create the first Spanish showing of this classic in the United States.
ABOUT THE PLAY
In Eduardo De Filippo’s classic Neapolitan tale, Filomena, a former prostitute, has been living with shopkeeper Domingo for 25 years. Domingo is set to marry the young Diana, but Filomena feigns mortal illness to convince Domingo to marry her. When he finds out he’s been trick, he has the marriage annulled. But Filomena will not give up.
Saturday, July 20, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 4, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:00 PM
More performances to be announced through 2019 & 2020. Performed in Spanish with English Supertitles.
EDUARDO DE FILIPPO – PLAYWRIGHT
Eduardo De Filippo was born on 24 May 1900, the son of actor Eduardo Scarpetta and Luisa De Filippo. He died in Rome in 1984. He is also known simply as Eduardo was an Italian actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet, best known for his Neapolitan works Filumena Marturano and Napoli Milionaria. Considered as one of the most important Italian artists of 20th century was author of many theatrical dramas put on play and directed by himself first and later awarded and played outside Italy. For his artistic merits and contribution to the culture was nominee Senatore a Vita by Italian Presidente della Repubblica Sandro Pertini.
LEYMA LÓPEZ – DIRECTOR
Born in San José de las Lajas in La Habana, Cuba. From 2001 to 2005 she went to school for direction and acting in the School of the Arts in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba and in 2009 received her degree in Acting and The Arts from The Superior Institute of La Habana. López was the founder and director of Rompecalles in 2007, a theatrical project focused on investigating classic text. In this project, she created adaptation of “Fedra” and “Asamblea de mujeres” (The Assembly of Women), two big stories in Greek mythology, which won the award of Festival Olga Alonso and the Municipal of San José de las Lajas award for Best Play.
López is presently Resident Director of Repertorio Español. She was the recipient of the Van Lier Award for Young Directors in 2012. At Repertorio Español she directed: “Por Gusto” (For Pleasure), “El Loco por Fuerza” (Insane by Force), “Hierba mala nunca muere” (Weeds Won’t Die), “Aire Frío” (Cool Air), “La Fiaca”, “Valor, agravio y mujer” (Courage, Betrayal, and a Woman Scorned), ‘La Celestina” and a series of readings highlighting the works of 17th Century women playwrights. She has received various nominations and awards for ATI, ACE and HOLA.
TICKETS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
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ABOUT REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL
Founded in 1968 by stage director René Buch and the late producer Gilberto Zaldívar, and joined by Robert Weber Federico in 1971, who now serves as Executive Producer, REPERTORIO has presented an unparalleled body of theater that promotes and divulges the rich heritage of Hispanic theater. Spanish masters like Calderón, Lope de Vega and García Lorca, renowned playwrights from Latin America and the growing body of American writers who capture the Latino experience in the U.S.—from Portland, LA, NYC, Washington DC, Texas, Washington Heights, Denver and Chicago– are all at home in REPERTORIO’s programming. As well, the company has presented acclaimed translations of plays by Edward Albee, Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Gian Carlo Menotti and Noel Coward.
The Company presents a rotating repertory of 13 different plays, musicals and dance concerts in over 300 performances every year. Its productions are seen by over 50,000 people annually at its home, the historic Gramercy Arts Theatre and on tour. Every year, approximately 20,000 students are introduced to the heritage of Spanish language theatre through its education program, ¡DIGNIDAD!