Repertorio Español, the long-running Off-Broadway company that stages Spanish-language/English-translated plays in repertory, has announced its 50th anniversary season. The lineup includes a new play by Anna in the Tropics Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, as well as a world-premiere adaptation of the García Márquez novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel).
The season will begin in the fall with the U.S. premiere of Valor, Agravio y Mujer (Courage, Betrayal, and a Woman) by 17th century playwright Ana Caro. The comedy, which was ahead of its time, sees its heroine solve her own misfortune without the help of a man. Performances will begin October 27 and continue in repertory through May 10, 2018. Leyma López will direct.
Throughout November, Repertorio Español will also present a series of readings of five plays written by female Spanish playwrights in the 17th century.
Performances of El Coronel will begin February 23, 2018. Jorge Alí Triana, who adapted Garcia Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold, has adapted the novel for the world-premiere production. He will also direct. Written in 1956-57 while Garcia Márquez was living in Paris, El Coronel tells the story of an impoverished, retired colonel who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised 15 years earlier.
Closing out the season in spring 2018 will be Cruz’s Exquisita Agonía (Exquisite Agony). The playwright describes his newest work as a love story that explores a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find love with a young man who is transformed by a heart transplant. Performances will begin April 21.
For tickets and more information, visit Repertorio.nyc or call (212) 225-9999.