Milagro Announces Season 35: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Folklore

Milagro Announces Season 35: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Folklore

Milagro, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization announces Season 35: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Folklore, featuring Milagro's annual Día de Muertos celebration, three additional world premieres-including a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, a national touring production, and the U.S. premiere of a Spanish-language play from Costa Rica! It is a season of stories of fantastical creatures, great heroes and heroines, mystical monsters, magical beings, and spirits from another world.

Season 35 begins with Milagro's beloved 23rd annual Día de Muertos production. This year it takes inspiration from an imaginary creature unique in Latino artwork: alebrijes! A dream comes to life, born out of one man's dying vision. Alebrijes! follows the real-life story of Mexican artist and alebrijes creator Pedro Linares Lopez, and will be developed and directed by Milagro veteran Georgina Escobar.

Teatro Milagro kicks-off its National Tour with the World Premiere of Judge Torres by Milta Ortiz, about the real-life story of a #MeToo dreamer who traveled from El Salvador to Oregon to become one of Oregon's newest judges. Interwoven with Mayan mythology, the story follows her journey and highlights triumph over adversity.

The Spanish-language show takes us to Costa Rica with the U.S. premiere of La Segua by Alberto Cañas Escalante, which weaves a story of superstition, jealousy, and witchcraft that tackles our societal obsession with youth and beauty.

In the World Premiere of Jump by Charly Evon Simpson, a co-production withConfrontation Theatre, a young girl she seeks solace on the edge of a bridge. But the truth of her intentions becomes all too clear. And now only one question remains: will she take the leap, or will the leap take her?

Finally, the season closes with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Wolf at the Door, a grim Latino fairy tale by Marisela Treviño Orta. When wild dogs are said to carry the spirits of the dead to the other world, we hear a scratch at the door. Is it that beast of a husband who relishes abuse on women, or is it something more primal?

This season, experience MILAGRO and let your imagination soar.

Milagro will continue to promote the arts beyond what's produced on the Milagro MainStage through many events open to the Portland community.

TEATRO MILAGRO
Milagro's touring and arts education program, Teatro Milagro, will continue to tour Bi-by Georgina Escobar, Super Ana! by Olga Sanchez, and will premiere ¡Corre! ¡Corre! by Ajai Terrazas Tripathi, for students across the U.S.

INGENIO MILAGRO | September 21 - 23, 2018
Back for a second year, this new play development program for Latina/oplaywrights serves as an intrinsic step in the creation ofnew full-length plays through workshops and concert readings.Directors, dramaturgs, and actors bring the plays to lifefor an audience and return feedback to the playwright sothey might further develop their work.

POSADA MILAGRO | December 16, 2018
The popular Christmas celebration presented in Spanish, free for the entire community, features a pastorela, live music and dance, activities for the whole family, food for sale, and the traditional piñata.

COMMUNITY ARTES
Milagro promotes the arts beyond just theatre with tertulia: art + conversation, our salon series of guest Latino/a artists sharing their work in El Zócalo.

GUEST ARTISTS
Milagro will partner with local and regional visual artists to create a unique visual exhibition for each of the five productions.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
Performances begin at 7:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, and 2:00 PM on Sundays at Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland OR. See milagro.org for full the full schedule.

TICKET INFORMATION
Adults: $27 in advance, $32 at the door.
Seniors: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Student/Veteran: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Preview: $18.00 in advance, $22.00 at the door.
Opening Night: $40.00 for adults and $32.00 for seniors, students, and veterans.
Discount available with an Oregon Trail card through the Arts for All program.

Tickets available at milagro.org or 503-236-7253.
Group sales are available by contacting marketing@milagro.org.

SUBSCRIPTIONS
Season subscriptions make Milagro's work possible and offer patrons the opportunity to save on ticket prices. Season 35 subscription packages are: Five Flex Pass - $115, Senior Five Flex Pass - $100, Four Flex Pass -$105, Every Opening Night Package - $175. Subscriptions are also available for students and those in the theatre industry for the reduced rate of $60.

Subscriptions available by calling 503-236-7253.

2018-2019 SEASON SPONSORS
Milagro's Season 35 is sponsored in part by Ronni Lacroute, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, The Kinsman Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National New Play Network, US Bank Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Work for Art, Juan Young Trust, E. C. Brown Foundation, The Jackson Foundation, Poster Garden, A to Z Wineworks, and Portland Roasting Company.

ABOUT THE NNPN ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE
Wolf at the Door is produced at Milagro as part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theatres are New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ) and Halcyon Theatre (IL). For more information, please visit nnpn.org.

ABOUT MILAGRO
As the premiere Latino arts and culture center of the Pacific Northwest since 1985, Milagro provides extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education for the enrichment of all communities. Milagro MainStage produces a full season of regional or world premieres, including one Spanish language play each year, as well as our long-running Día de Muertos signature production. Teatro Milagro, Milagro's touring and arts education program, presents its original bilingual plays and educational residencies to diverse and underserved communities across the nation. Milagro provides a home for Latino arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches the local community with a variety of community engagement projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture.We entertain our audiences; we give them pause to think, feel and imagine; and, through the cultural lens of Latinidad, we reflect the full spectrum of humanity. For more information about Milagro, visit milagro.orgor call 503-236-7253.



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