MARCH 23 – 31, 2019 at GALA Hispanic Theatre
“La Verbena de la Paloma“, the most famous and beloved Spanish zarzuela, is given new life in this bold reimagining set at Friendship Park, on the Tijuana side of the border between Mexico and the United States. This vibrant and triumphant piece affirms with music and poetry the power of the human spirit to transcend boundaries, featuring Mexican folk dance, and with Tomás Bretón’s melodies brought to life by an ensemble inspired by traditional Mexican son jarocho music. Here, despite separation, cultures, lives, and spirits intersect, rise, and go on. Writer, Anna Deeny Morales, composer, Ulises Eliseo, and director Nick Olcott reveal the humanity of this powerful work.
Writer, Anna Deeny Morales
Music Director, Ulises Eliseo
Stage Director, Nick Olcott
Choreographer, Alejandro Gongora
and featuring Corazon Folklorico DC
Sat 3/23 at 8pm; Sun 3/24 at 2pm; Sat 3/30 at 8pm; Sun 3/31 at 2pm
GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square
3333 14th Street NW – Washington, D.C. 20010
Columbia Heights Metro (Green line)
Parking at Giant garage, on Park Rd.
Seniors (65+): $40
Young Professional: $25
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