Miracle Theatre Group's 29th Season to Include RAÍZ DE LA VIDA, LA CELESTINA and More

Miracle Theatre Group's 29th Season to Include RAÍZ DE LA VIDA, LA CELESTINA and More

Miracle Theatre Group announces its 2012-2013 season featuring five stage productions, including three world premieres, a national touring production and a play in Spanish with easy-to-follow supertitles in English.

Miracle kicks off its 29th season with its fourth annual Luna Nueva festival, a multidisciplinary celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month featuring live music and dance performances, staged readings of new plays, open-mic poetry nights and more. A complete schedule will be announced later this summer for events from September 15-29, 2012. 

In October, Miracle celebrates Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead) with a fresh and original bilingual work titled Raíz de la vida (Root of Life), that leads us back to pre-Columbian America and the indigenous roots of the holiday …

In January, Miracle’s touring company Teatro Milagro revives its celebrated biography of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, withFrida, un retablo, a re-imagined version of the 2007 production … 

In February, Miracle MainStage presents La Celestina, the Spanish Golden Age tragicomedy about the surprising consequences of a bawdy sorceress meddling in the love affairs of a young nobleman (presented in Spanish, with easy-to-follow supertitles in English) … 

In March, Miracle introduces Guapa, a new play by Caridad Svich that tells the story of a young girl from a small Texas border town who dreams of making it big in professional soccer … 

And in May, Miracle concludes its season with a unique dance/theatre production set in a New York City dance hall that caters to immigrants, where the movement and the stories delve into the hearts of these men and women striving to regain their human dignity … 

Also on the schedule are a number of special events, including touring productions of Aventuras de Don Quixote performing at libraries and schools around the Portland metropolitan region; and B’aktun 13, which travels nationally to universities and community centersMiracle’s annual community Christmas celebration, Posada Milagro; and a staged reading in Spanish for the 2013 International Women’s Day. El Centro Milagro continues to play host to a regular exhibitions of work by regional Latino visual artists along with a variety of community meetings and events, including the Small- and Mid-sized Arts Coalition, the Portland Theatre Marketers Roundtable, Los Porteños Latino Writers Group, Opciones y Educación, Latino Artists eXchange and many others. 

Miracle Theatre Group’s 2012-2013 season includes:

 

RAÍZ DE LA VIDA

World Premiere

An original, bilingual celebration of the Day of the Dead created by Martín Milagro

OCTOBER 18 to NOVEMBER 11, 2012

Every year, the dead are commemorated in Portland’s longest-running Día de los muertos celebration. This year, we unearth the interwoven roots of pre-Hispanic customs and traditions found at the juncture of life and death. Are we but dreaming and awake only when we die? Through music, dance and legend, we explore that thin veil that separates our world from the realm of our indigenous ancestors.




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