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    • Subscription Series 2019-2020

      Subscription Series 2019-2020

      Productions included: 1. LA VIDA ES SUEÑO - Life is a Dream (Spain) / September 12-October 13, 2019 By Pedro Calderón de la Barca Adapted by Nando López Directed by Hugo Medrano One of the essential works of Spanish Golden Age theater, this timeless play explores free will, fate, and tyranny. Do we choose who we are going to be, or are we simply marionettes in the hands of a greater power? Is what we see real? These universal questions are highlighted in Lopez's tight new adaptation. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles. 2. XV FUEGO FLAMENCO FESTIVAL a. Entresueño / November 8-10, 2019 FLAMENCO APARICIO DANCE COMPANY Edwin Aparicio and Aleksey Kulikov reimagine Aparicio's acclaimed Entresueño, a work that premiered at GALA in 2006. Entresueño explores the frontier of consciousness where memories blur and mix with imagination, and where reality gives way to dreams — the period when imagery is exceedingly vivid and the boundaries of time and space disappear. Musical direction by Grammy nominated composer and arranger Gonzalo Grau. b. Raíz de 4 / November 14-17, 2019 RAFAEL PERAL AND MARISA ADAME In collaboration with Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas (Madrid) Raíz de 4 delves into Flamenco's most primitive roots, those very origins that evoke the convergence of cultures and the folklore of Spain. Some of the purest styles of flamenco--- romances (ballads), martinete, fandangos and soleares---are brought to the forefront in an electrifying performance by two of Spain's most distinguished artists. 3. EXQUISTA AGONÍA - Exquisite Agony / February 6-March 1, 2020 Written and directed by Nilo Cruz (Cuba/USA) This intimate story explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who receives the gift of her late husband's heart. DC audiences will have the "exquisite" opportunity to see Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz direct his own work. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles. 4. TÍA JULIA Y EL ESCRIBIDOR - Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter / April 23-May 17, 2020 A play by Caridad Svich Based on the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) Directed by José Zayas Set in Peru during the 1950s, this funny and tender story of an 18-year-old student who falls for a 32-year-old divorcee is based on the real life experience of Nobel Prize-winner Vargas Llosa. Love is lost, but a new passion is found. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles. 5. ELLA ES TANGO / June 10-28, 2020 In collaboration with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra Women take the lead in this musical revue celebrating the role of women in tango. The revered Libertad Lamarque and Tita Merello paved the way for contemporary female voices such as Susana Rinaldi and composer Eladia Blazquez. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

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    • Main Stage: LA VIDA ES SUEÑO (Life is a Dream)

      Main Stage: LA VIDA ES SUEÑO (Life is a Dream)

      Spain September 12-October 13, 2019 By Pedro Calderón de la Barca Adapted by Nando López Directed by Hugo Medrano One of the essential works of Spanish Golden Age theater, this timeless play explores free will, fate, and tyranny. Do we choose who we are going to be, or are we simply marionettes in the hands of a greater power? Is what we see real? These universal questions are highlighted in Lopez's tight new adaptation. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

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    • GALita: QUE LAS HAY…LAS HAY. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

      GALita: QUE LAS HAY…LAS HAY. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

      October 19-November 2, 2019 By María Inés Falconi (Argentina) Directed by Eric Swartz A delightful bilingual play for children about tolerance and the magic of friendship by one of Argentina's leading authors of children's literature.

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    •  REEL TIME AT GALA: 8th Annual Film Festival

      REEL TIME AT GALA: 8th Annual Film Festival

      REEL TIME AT GALA, 8th Annual Film Festival (Mexico-Bolivia-Brazil) November 20-24, 2019 From the Streets to the Screen A series of new and vibrant films from the indigenous nations of Bolivia, young Mexican and Brazilian directors and producers, and a festival favorite — a classic from Mexico's Golden Age. Panel discussions with the curator, filmmakers, and film experts will be held after each screening. All films in Spanish with English subtitles. Schedule: To be announced Prices: General Admission, $10 each or $35 Festival Pass

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    • WE HAVE IRÉ

      WE HAVE IRÉ

      December 6 & 7, 2019 Conceived by Paul Flores Directed by Rosalba Rolón In this bilingual performance combining spoken word, dance, and live music, Afro Cuban and Cuban-American transnational artists tell their real life stories of finding success in the United States through hard work and ire, the Lucumí condition of being blessed with positive energy.

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    • Main Stage: EXQUISTA AGONÍA (Exquisite Agony)

      Main Stage: EXQUISTA AGONÍA (Exquisite Agony)

      February 6 - March 1, 2020 Written and directed by Nilo Cruz (Cuba/USA) This intimate story explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who receives the gift of her late husband's heart. DC audiences will have the "exquisite" opportunity to see Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz direct his own work. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

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    • GALita: SEARCHING FOR MENCHÚ

      GALita: SEARCHING FOR MENCHÚ

      Add date March 14-28, 2020 Written and directed by Cornelia Cody A young Guatemalan girl travels through the country looking for Rigoberta Menchú, the outspoken defender of indigenous rights who won the Nobel Peace Prize. Bilingual.

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    • Main Stage:  TÍA JULIA Y EL ESCRIBIDOR (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)

      Main Stage: TÍA JULIA Y EL ESCRIBIDOR (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)

      April 23 - May 17, 2020 A play by Caridad Svich Based on the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) Directed by José Zayas Set in Peru during the 1950s, this funny and tender story of an 18-year-old student who falls for a 32-year-old divorcee is based on the real life experience of Nobel Prize-winner Vargas Llosa. Love is lost, but a new passion is found. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

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    • Main Stage: ELLA ES TANGO

      Main Stage: ELLA ES TANGO

      June 10-28, 2020 In collaboration with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra Women take the lead in this musical revue celebrating the role of women in tango. The revered Libertad Lamarque and Tita Merello paved the way for contemporary female voices such as Susana Rinaldi and composer Eladia Blazquez. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

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    • GALA Contribution Program

      GALA Contribution Program

      Please consider supporting GALA with a 100% tax deductible donation. Ticket revenue covers only a minimal portion of theater programming and a gift to GALA goes a long way to supporting innovative bilingual programming for youth and adults and the artistic voice of the largest minority in the United States.

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