2005 Asunci�n Play Readings

Pregones Theater presents the 2005 Asunción Play Readings. Asunción showcases the work of Latino playwrights exploring issues of difference and transformation at the limits of queer identity. The project especially seeks works that challenge normative assumptions about gender and sexuality. With this initiative Pregones Theater nurtures a space for playwrights who are exploring these themes in a professional, supportative environment. There will be a short discussion with the authors after each play reading.

Pregones is located at 571-575 Walton Avenue in the Bronx.
Call 718-585-1202 for more info…

The Line-Up:

I Just Love Andy Gibb
Wednesday June 29 @ 7:00 pm (Free)
by Charles Rice-González
Roy is a dark-skinned teenager in 1978 and Carlos is a forty-something Papi in 2005. Their unlikely meeting is a hiccup in time brought on by a shared fascination with youth, men and pop culture. Can coincidence help these two Bronx Latinos find their footing in time and desire?

Graciela
Thursday June 30 @ 7:00 pm (Free)
by Julia López
Three sisters create new identities for themselves as they fight to find a balance between reality and fantasy. The reappearance of a brother missing for 9 years complicates their quest and ignites their link to an elusive mother.

Mami’s Feast
Friday July 1st @ 7:00 pm (Free)
by Chuy Sánchez
A youth named Malinche is the protagonist of this reverse bordercrossing story. He is the defiant namesake and spiritual heir of Hernán Cortés’ translator/lover. In his journey back home, he confronts the familiar mythology and the gender of the man-made US-Mexico frontera.

Catalina De Erauso: The Man Inside of Me
Saturday July 2 @ 3:30 pm (Free)
by Elaine Romero
The action runs from 1596 to 1630 and spans a historical trajectory from Nothern Spain to the New World. The protagonist is a man. The man is a woman. The woman is a daughter, a nun, a lover, a sailor, a thief, a conquistatdor, a warrior, a sister, and a myth named Catalina. Inspired by real events.

Plus a Special Workshop Production of the 2004 Asunción winner
B L A N C O (en español)
En la frontera del mejor reino del mundo el Comandante Uno y el Soldado Otro juegan a la vida y descubren la entrada de Aquel, un ser no-estético. No se pierda esta punzante comedia sobre la obsesión con la belleza.
Protagonizada por Emanuel Loarca, Johary Ramos y Leonardo Zelig
Escrita por Pablo García-Gámez
Dirección de Jorge B. Merced

Tres funciones solamente:
junio 30 a julio 2, 2005
jueves y viernes @ 9:00 pm; sábado @ 7:00 pm
Entrada Especial: Adultos $7, Estudiantes y Personas Mayores $5

All events take place at Pregones Theater’s
La Casa Blanca
571 Walton Avenue (Between 149 & 150 Streets) in the Bronx
(Trains 2, 4, or 5 to 149th Street and Grand Concourse)

All readings & activities are recommended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

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Pregones Theater, 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, N.Y., 10451. Tel. 718-585-1202
Directions: IRT #2,4,5 to Grand Concourse
For more information visit: www.pregones.org
Pregones Al Día, Volume 26, 06-27-05
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