Saturday, July 19, 2008

Teatro Vivo's Next Production.....

Voces de Vivo • Voces de la Cultura Latina

An Evening of Four New Latino One-act Plays

August 14 - 24, 2008
Thursday. – Saturday 8 p.m.
Sunday matinee 3 p.m.
Dougherty Arts Theatre
1110 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
General Admission $15/$12 students/seniors
Thursdays are “pay what you wish”
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Teatro Vivo is proud to present the premiere of 4 original one - act plays created by Teatro Vivo's own company members - Natalie Goodnow, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Michael Mares Mendoza and Rupert Reyes. Each one-act play in this unique offering of Latino theatre is approximately 30 minutes in length. Each play represents it’s own colorful facet of Latino culture. The dialogue in the plays does include a sampling of Spanish, but is easily understood by non-Spanish speakers.

Muntu by Natalie Goodnow Muntu is a Kikongo word that means both "tree" and "person." Natalie Goodnow's one-woman show of the same name is a reflection on the relationships that exist between trees and people, between old Austin and its changing cultural landscape, and between the author and her many selves. It is an invitation to reflect. Natalie Gooodnow, wrote and performed a shorter version of Muntu for Frontera Fest 2008. Natalie was last seen in Teatro Vivo’s recent production of Petra’s Sueño as the ethereal angel, Dolores.

Adela’s Altar by Celeste Guzman Mendoza
While cleaning the altar at her neighborhood church, Adela hears the voice of God talking to her. She believes He gives her insights into other people's problems and future. But will He help her? Celeste Guzman Mendoza, an accomplished writer and theater artist. Celeste was last seen last fall in Teatro Vivo’s production of La Victima as the immigrant mother, Amparo.

Las Amandas by Michael Mares Mendoza
Las Amandas is a one - man show that tells the story about the search for love that spans 2 generations. The story follows a mother and a sister's endless journey to fulfill a love lost in Mexico. This journey crosses more than just generations. It crosses borders. Michael Mendoza was last seen in Teatro Vivo’s recent production of Petra’s Sueño as the colorful Diablo character.

2 Souls and a Promise by Rupert Reyes
Two young lovers make a promise to keep their souls united for eternity. It’s a promise,una promisa, that comes true in a way that neither would have ever anticipated. Rupert Reyes, is Teatro Vivo’s artistic director and resident playwright. He is the author of Vecinos and the very popular Petra plays, Petra’s Pecado, Petra’s Cuento and Petra’s Sueño.

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