West Coast Production of Nilo Cruz's Lorca in a Green Dress, Featuring Original Music, Begins July 20

News   West Coast Production of Nilo Cruz's Lorca in a Green Dress, Featuring Original Music, Begins July 20
Casa 0101 Theater, under the artistic direction of Josefina López, and The Center for Collaboration with the Arts at Whittier College presents Lorca in a Green Dress by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz beginning July 20 in California.

Nilo Cruz
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Directed by Jennifer Sage Holmes, the production features original music by composer Christopher Davis with original lyrics written by Cruz. Performances continue through Aug. 26.

The cast includes Adrian Gonzalez, Loren Fenton, Serafín Falcón, Josh Domingo, Carmelita Maldonado, Teresa Meza, Rajesh Gopie, Edward Padilla, Alejandra Flores, Edgardo Gonzalez, Gerardo Morales, Gabriel Osuna and Alex Polcyn.

Here's how Casa 0101 describes the production: "Set in 1936, in the play Lorca in a Green Dress, the great Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca arrives in the Lorca Room in Purgatorio, a room of the soul, where he must spend 40 days of morning following his murder at the hands of Spanish fascists. Five different actors portray aspects of the poet's personality in a surrealistic landscape that questions what it means to die, to live, to create and to love. The cast also includes a Flamenco dancer and guitarist who will perform original improvised instrumental music."

A free art exhibit in the Jean Deleage Gallery at Casa 0101 Theater entitled "Liminal" runs in conjunction with the production. "Liminal" is a group art exhibit which features original art and mixed media works focused on the ephemeral transformation related to dreams, outer body experiences and liminality. "Liminal" is described as "a state of being on the 'threshold' of or between different existential planes, which can also be described as a rites of passage or a ritual, a transitional passage between alternative states." Lilia Ramirez serves as curator of the exhibit.

The Casa 0101 Theater is located at 2102 E. First Street (at Louis Street) in Boyle Heights, CA. For more information and tickets, call (323) 263-7684 or visit Casa0101.org.

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