INTAR Theatre Stages Rediscovered Classic 'Night Over Taos'

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INTAR Theatre, one of America's longest running Latino theaters producing plays in English, begins its 42nd season with a production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Maxwell Anderson's Night Over Taos, directed by Academy Award-winning actress and director Estelle Parsons. This rediscovered classic will play a limited Off-Broadway run from September 20 through October 20 at Theater for the New City. The official opening is set for Monday, October 1 at 7PM.

"During the US-Mexican War, Mexico lost nearly half of its territory, including what is now the state of New Mexico.  Night Over Taos is the true story about a Mexican freedom fighter, Pablo Montoya, who in 1847 led a bloody and ultimately futile siege to protect New Mexico from being ceded to the United States.  Though written 75 years ago, the themes and conflicts that comprise this epic drama ring eerily prophetic today given the growing sense of xenophobia in America," state press notes.

INTAR's production celebrates the 75th anniversary of this rarely staged gem, which was the third show ever produced by the legendary Group Theatre when it premiered on Broadway in 1932. The original production was directed by Lee Strasberg and boasted a cast that included such luminaries as Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Clifford Odets.

The cast of 25 includes Jack Landron, Shawn Elliott, Peter Jay Fernandez, Mercedes Herrero, Mickey Solis, Erin Wagner, and Miriam Colon.  The design team includes Peter Larkin (Scenic Design), Howard Thies (Lighting Design), and Erich Bechtel (Sound Design). The show will include original music composed by Yukio Tsuji.

Night Over Taos plays Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM from September 20– October 20 at INTAR at Theater for a New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th & 10th Streets). NOTE: There will be additional Monday performances on September 24 at 8PM and October 1 at 7PM (Opening Night). 

Tickets are $10 - $35, with $10 Tickets for Students/Seniors, and can be purchased by calling 212-254-1109, or online at www.theatermania.com. For Group Tickets, call 212-695-6134 x 11. For more info, visit www.intartheatre.org.
 



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