LA Escena - Diversifying the Classics
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The LA Escena festival of Hispanic classical theater will be back September 12–18, 2022. Our biennial festival of comedia will be held live on the UCLA campus this year, with a streamed online reading by New York’s Red Bull Theater to complete our program.

LA Escena is a biennial Hispanic classical theater festival organized by Diversifying the Classics. Since the inaugural edition in 2018, LA Escena has brought the best of Southern California theater together with acclaimed performers from around the world to celebrate the comedia in performance and adaptation.

At UCLA, we’ll offer productions by internationally recognized Spanish theater companies Nao d’Amores and Állatok, three new adaptations from our popular Golden Tongues series, David Dalton’s Forces of Nature, and fun for the whole family with the Dragoncillo Puppet Troupe. Red Bull Theater will present a virtual reading of Lope de Vega’s The Capulets and the Montagues, a play based on the same source as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, in a translation by Dakin Matthews.
All performances are free, though availability is limited. Parking is available for a fee on campus lots.

Please visit this site after August 20th, 2022, to reserve your seats. In the meantime, you can sign up for email updates about the festival in the link below.
LA Escena Festival 2022
Monday, September 12
Red Bull Theatre presents Lope de Vega’s
The Capulets and the Montagues
Sunday, September 18

3:00 Dragoncillo Puppet Theater presents Foolitos

7:00 ÁLLATOK presents Lope de Vega’s
El animal de Hungría
Saturday, September 17
3:00 Your Home in Me As I in You, by Amanda Andrei
Based on Lope de Vega’s El animal de Hungría
7:00 NAO d’AMORES presents Miguel de Cervantes’
Friday, September 16
6:00 Florence and Normandie, by June Carryl
Based on Calderón’s To Love beyond Death
The Forces of Nature, adapted and directed by Dave Dalton
Based on Guillén de Castro’s The Force of Habit