Wednesday, September 28, 2011

LBCC and Teatro Milagro Present the Play Duende de Lorca

Duende de Lorca, a bilingual play by Portland-based Teatro Milagro Touring Theater Company, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Duende de Lorca is written by Teatro Milagro artistic director Dañel Malan and directed by Matthew Zrebski. This original, bilingual production provides a culturally enriching evening of entertainment accessible to both the English and Spanish speaking communities.

Duende de Lorca follows the early years of Federico García Lorca, an artist celebrated for his poetry, music and plays. From the opening night of Mariana Pineda, to the printing of Gypsy Ballads and Poet in New York, the play follows Lorca’s life as a struggling young artist whose travels through New York and Cuba became a quest for cultural integration and gender acceptance. Share in his triumphs and failures and his relationships with Salvador Dali, Melchor Almagro, Emilio Aladren and others as his journey shapes his life and his art.

Rory Stitt plays the lead role of Federico García Lorca, Ajai Tripathi plays the role of literary critic Melchor Almagro and Daniel Moreno plays the role of the sculptor, Emilio Aladren.

Tickets for Duende de Lorca are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $5 each if booked by Oct. 11 through the theater box office at 541-917-4531. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office in Takena Hall, Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or two hours prior to the performance. You can also purchase online in connection with Box Office Avenue at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, or by phone at 514-917-4531.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

A free “Journeys” tolerance-teaching workshop will be held prior to the performance at 4 p.m. This workshop celebrates individuality and acceptance of others through an exploration of metaphors and poetry writing, and provides an opportunity to meet and work with some of the performers from Duende de Lorca.

For more information on the workshop, contact the theater box office at 514-917-4531, or contact Leslie Hammond, LBCC theatre manager, at 541-917-4554. Workshop seating is limited. Reservations are suggested. Participants will meet at the theater where the room will be announced.

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