Repertorio Español is very excited to announce a new series of FREE community performances called ¡Repertorio Contigo! Made possible by allocations of New York City Council Members as part of their Cultural Immigrant Initiative. ¡Repertorio Contigo! will feature play productions from its acclaimed repertoire at community venues in West Harlem, Turtle Bay and Yorkville in Manhattan, Astoria and Far Rockaway in Queens, and Mott Haven / Port Morris/Hunts Point in the Bronx. GRATIS!!!. No charge. Complementary. Did we mention this is free?
¡Repertorio Contigo!’s first stop: Long Island City High School in Astoria! On Tuesday, January 12th, Repertorio will be presenting two performances of Federico García Lorca’s comedy, La zapatera prodigiosa (The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife) – a 1PM reserved for students, and a 7PM open to the general public. One of Repertorio’s most critically acclaimed and popular plays, La zapatera prodigiosa is a colorful, vibrant, and playful experience with live music and a stellar cast including ACE and HOLA award winning actors Zulema Clares and Gerardo Gudiño.
With the aim of bringing culturally relevant programming focused on the history and traditions of immigrant communities in New York City,¡Repertorio Contigo! has received support from Council Members Mark D. Levine, Daniel R. Garodnick, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Costa Constantinides, Rosie Mendez and Donovan Richards. Thanks to them, ¡Repertorio Contigo! will bring our most popular productions directly to New York City’s Latino communities!
To reserve your tickets give us a call at (212) 225 9999 and we’ll set your free tickets aside. Check out our website for more dates and venues in your neighborhood at www.repertorio.nyc under “Tours” and “Repertorio Contigo”.
¡Repertorio Contigo! featured plays include:
La Zapatera Prodigiosa (The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife)
By Federico García Lorca | Directed by Andrés Zambrano
Tuesday, January 12th 2016 – 7:00 PM
Long Island City High School
What happens when a young, flirtatious woman marries a much older, somber shoemaker? In this whimsical (and rarely produced) comedy by Federico García Lorca, hilarity ensues when this off-balanced couple is pushed off the deep end by the town gossips. Incorporating live music into a lively and colorful production, La zapatera prodigiosa is an excellent way to liven up the doldrums of January. Funded by Council Member Costa Constantinides.
By Carmen Rivera | Directed by René Buch
Tuesday, March 8th – 7:00 PM
High School of Art and Design ( 245 East 56th Street New York, New York 10022 )
Thursday, March 24th – 7:00 PM
Far Rockaway Educational Complex (8-21 Beach 25th Street, Far Rockaway, NY )
La Gringa follows the story of María – a New York born Puerto Rican who returns to the island to discover her roots and cultural heritage. Critically acclaimed by everyone from The New York Times to El Diario/La Prensa, La Gringa’s popularity is such that it will be celebrating 20 uninterrupted years on Repertorio’s stage. Funded by Council Member Donovan Richards (Far Rockaway performance) and Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick (High School of Art and Design).
En el tiempo de las mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies)
By Caridad Svich | Based on the novel by Julia Álvarez | Directed by José Zayas
Monday, April 11th, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Saint Jean Baptiste High School
Date TBA (Dominican Heritage Month).
Adapted from Julia Álvarez’s powerful novel of the same name, En el tiempo de las mariposas follows the story of the Mirabal sisters. Throughout the 1950s, the four sisters – Dede, Minerva, Patria and María Teresa – rebelled against the regime of Dominican strongman and dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. An inspirational tale straight from the pages of history, En el tiempo de las mariposas is an excellent way to delve into the lives of four of Latin America’s most intriguing political figures. Funded by City Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick (Saint Jean Baptiste High School), Mark D. Levine (Harlem Stage).