Repertorio Español Announces July, August & September Listings

Repertorio Español announces July, August and September listings.  It is located at 138 East 27th Street New York, NY 10016. Box Office: 212-225-9999 For further information, please visit:

Last updated: Friday, June 29, 2012
*schedule is subject to change, so please refer to the website for accuracy:

Repertorio Español presents a rotating repertory of theatrical productions of plays as well as dance and musical concerts from Latin America, Spain and by Hispanic-American artists. All productions (except those noted) are presented in Spanish with live simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets.

Jorge Amado's DOÑA FLOR Y SUS DOS MARIDOS (Doña Flor and Her Two Husbands)

Directed by Jorge Alí Triana.
Doña Flor misses her late husband's passionate intimacy. She re-marries and magical realism allows her to live (and sleep) with her two husbands. A colorful adaptation of this Brazilian's masterpiece. "The party onstage was contagious!" ?The New York Times.
This play has nudity and mature content. Ages 17+.
Tickets start at $33
Saturday, July 21 ? 8pm
Sunday, July 22 ? 2:30p
Saturday, August 11 ? 8pm
Sunday, August 12 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, September 1 ? 8pm
Sunday, September 2 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, September 22 ? 8pm
Sunday, September 23 ? 2:30pm

Caridad Svich's EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS (In the Time of the Butterflies)
Based on Julia Álvarez's novel, directed by José Zayas.
The story of the courageous Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and María Teresa) from the Dominican Republic. The sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. The martyred butterflies come to vibrant life in a warm, brilliant, and dramatic production. "... the actresses playing them look smashing (and very much like the real Mirabals) in their stylishly feminine 1940s and '50s dresses and little hats..." ? The New York Times. "En el tiempo de las Mariposas is absorbing and gorgeous theatre." ?
Ages 13+. 100 minutes
Tickets start at $27
Sunday, July 8 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, July 28 ? 8pm
Saturday, August 18 ? 8pm
Sunday, August 19 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, September 8 ? 8pm
Sunday, September 9 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, September 29 ? 8pm
Sunday, September 30 ? 2:30pm

Saulo García's LA VIDA EN LOS ESCLAVOS UNIDOS (Life in the United Slaves')
Directed by Juan Carlos Talero.
Presented in Spanish ONLY, translation is not available for this show.
After "El insomnio americano's" success ? which continues to sell out in New York, Miami and Colombia ? Saulo García brings a new stand-up-comedy show with the good taste and ingenuity that he is best known for. With outstanding humor, "La vida en los Esclavos Unidos" (Life in the United Slaves') touches on themes such as the financial crisis, healthcare in the U.S.A., immigrants' jobs and the lifelong trauma left after the interview for a visa at the U.S. Embassy.
Ages 17+.
Tickets start at $33
Sunday, July 1 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, July 14 ? 8pm
Sunday, July 15 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, August 4 ? 8pm
Sunday, August 5 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, August 25 ? 8pm
Sunday, August 26 ? 2:30pm
Saturday, September 15 ? 8pm
Sunday, September 16 ? 2:30pm

Lina Gallegos' LOCURAS EN WICHITA (Wild in Wichita)
Directed by Luis Fernández.
An elegant Puerto Rican woman and an irreverent Mexican man fall in love when they meet at an assisted living center in Wichita, Kansas. Despite their children's disapproval and fueled by their newfound love, the couple embarks on adventures that disrupt the center's assumed tranquility. "Locuras en Wichita" is the Winning Play of the 2009 MetLife 'Nuestras Voces' National Latino Plays Initiative sponsored by MetLife Foundation. "Sweet! Funny! Touching!" ?Back Stage.
Ages 13+.
Tickets start at $27
Sunday, July 29 ? 2:30pm

Karen Zacarías' MARIELA EN EL DESIERTO (Mariela in the Desert)
Directed by Jerry Ruiz.
A painter from a family of artists returns home to the Mexican desert to reconcile with her father. A celebration of the rich cultural and artistic life of México by one of the most prolific and celebrated Mexican American Playwrights.
Tickets start at $27
Saturday, July 7 ? 8pm

Yoshvanni Medina's PROBATION
Directed by Yoshvani Medina.
Presented in Spanish with subtitles in English & Spanish via Simultext® in-seat Captioning System
A Cuban man keeps his promise to bring a young couple to America. With a new car, home and newborn baby, the couple is thrilled to be living the American Dream. However, unexpected situations force them to consider whether or not it would be better to return to their homeland. Generational, political, and moral differences collide in this modern day drama written and directed by Yoshvani Medina. Winning Play of the 2010 MetLife 'Nuestras Voces' National Latino Plays Initiative sponsored by MetLife Foundation.
Tickets start at $27
Thursday, July 12 ? 7pm
Friday, July 13 ? 8pm
Sunday, July 15 ? 6:30pm
Monday, July 16 ? 7pm
Friday, July 20 ? 8pm
Sunday, July 22 ? 6:30pm
Sunday, July 29 - 6:30pm
Friday, August 3 ? 8pm
Friday, August 10 ? 8pm
Sunday, August 19 ? 6:30pm

VAN LIER: "EL COORDINADOR" ("The Facilitator")
By Benjamín Galemiri, directed by Inés García.
"The Facilitator" takes place in an elevator where four people must deal with the ambition
and morals of the others. Shut in the elevator, they experience a collective desperation that results in the discovery of the true personality of each person when their fears and virtues come out to play in this game of survival. This, of course, causes many conflicts and reveals the eternal truths and contradictions about humans. Winning play of the 1993 Best Dramatic Text Award at the VII North American Chilean Institute's Theater Festival and the 1994 Municipal Award for Literature in Theatre in Santiago, Chile.
Tickets start at $10.
Thursday, August 23 - 7 pm
Friday, August 24 - 7 pm
Sunday, August 26 ? 6:30pm
Thursday, August 30 - 7 pm
Friday, August 31 ? 8pm

By Carlos Be, directed by Freddy Mancilla
London, 1967. Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell's murder and suicide ending an odd gay love
story. Venture inside the artistic and passionate relationship, power and submission, that Kenneth Halliwell and the playwright Joe Orton lived in 25 Noel Road. Carlos Be goes beyond the known facts and explores the mysterious last days of this outrageous couple. Caja España Theatre Award 2001.
Tickets start at $10.
Thursday, August 9 ? 7pm
Saturday, August 11 ? 3pm
Sunday, August 12 ? 6:30pm
Thursday, August 16 ? 7pm
Friday, August 17 ? 8pm

By Abel González Melo, directed by Leyma López
Abel González's "Por gusto" tells the story of four lovers- a teacher, a police officer, a
philosophy professor and a painter. The action takes place in the city of Havana, Cuba during the 2000s. The themes of the play include coincidental causes, casual meetings, heartbreaks, sexuality, homosexuality, and the many risks involved in love and lovemaking.
Tickets start at $10
Thursday, July 26 ? 7pm
Friday, July 27 - 8pm
Wednesday, August 1 ? 7pm
Thursday, August 2 ? 7pm
Sunday, August 5 ? 6:30pm

TICKETS start at $27 or $33 depending on the show. Discounts are available for groups, employees of contributing corporations, students and senior citizens.

RESERVATIONS: By phone: 212.225.9999 | Online:

In Person: Repertorio Español 138 East 27th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues. Subway: # 6, N or R to 28th Street). Sunday-Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm. Repertorio Español is wheelchair accessible and offers an audio amplification system for the hard of hearing. Patrons that require such services must specify their need at the time of reservation.


REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL was founded in 1968 to present the best of Latin American, Spanish and Hispanic-American theatre in distinctive, high-quality productions, and to bring theatre to a broad audience in New York City and across the country, including seniors, students and Hispanics of all national backgrounds. The organization has been awarded Drama Desk, OBIE and New York State Governor's Awards, as well as many ACE (Hispanic Critics Association) citations.

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