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All tickets $10.00

Greenway Court Theater [map]
544 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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PLAYS

El Merolico (The Mountebank)

Friday September 21, 6:00 pm

Who can believe his stories, and what is he selling?

EFE Tres Teatro presents a reworking of Cervantes’ comic interludes as delivered by a traveling performer in small-town Mexico. In Spanish, with English supertitles.

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Women and Servants, by Lope de Vega

Friday September 21, 8:00 pm

Who’s really calling the shots?

Sylvia Blush and Jean Carlo Yunen Aróstegui direct Lope de Vega’s recently rediscovered comedia, which traces the play of class, loyalty, and desire in a very modern Madrid. In English.

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GOLDEN TONGUES I

Adaptations of Hispanic classical theater to contemporary Los Angeles, in collaboration with Playwrights’ Arena, in staged readings.

School for Witches, or Friendship Betrayed, by Madhuri Shekar

Based on María de Zayas’ La traición en la amistad

Saturday September 22, 6:00 pm

Friendships are not always what they seem to be, especially when love gets in the way. In English.

* Content Warning: May contain scenes with sex and violence

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El príncipe ynocente (The Innocent Prince), by Lope de Vega

Saturday September 22, 8:00 pm

Mistaken identities, lost princes, and less-than-noble behavior make for a royal mess.

Cutting-edge Mexican company EFE Tres Teatro will present Lope de Vega’s meditation on political power and culpability, reimagined as a dialogue between two prisoners in their cell. In Spanish, with English supertitles.

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GOLDEN TONGUES II

Adaptations of Hispanic classical theater to contemporary Los Angeles, in collaboration with Playwrights’ Arena, in staged readings.

Like/Share, by Janine Salinas Schoenberg

Based on Calderón de la Barca’s Los cabellos de Absalón

Sunday September 23, 5:00 pm

When a night of college partying goes wrong, what you see is not always what you get. In English.

* Content Warning: May contain scenes with sex and violence

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GOLDEN TONGUES III

Adaptations of Hispanic classical theater to contemporary Los Angeles, in collaboration with Playwrights’ Arena, in staged readings.

La locura de los ángeles/The madness of angels, by Michael Premsrirat

Based on Lope de Vega’s Los locos de Valencia

Sunday September 23, 7:00 pm

It’s a scintillating LA in the summer of ’91, and the entire world seems to have gone mad. In English.

* Content Warning: May contain scenes with sex and violence

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LA ESCENA is made possible by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for European and Russian Studies, Latin American Institute, and Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, Theater, and English, as well as by the generous support of UC Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, UC MEXUS, and the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona.

For inquiries, please write to LAEscena2018@gmail.com

Use of the school premises has been granted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 17400, et seq., of the Education Code of the State of California to Greenway Arts Alliance from the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District. LA Unified and the Board of Education does not sponsor or take responsibility, nor does it endorse any of the activities, statements or opinions which may be expressed at this meeting/activity.