VI, December 2006
The Crying Woman/La Llorona -
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The Crying Woman/La Llorona is a cross-cultural
drama about an American businessman assigned to open an American fast
food restaurant, to sell Mexican food, in Mexico City. He and his
pregnant wife move into the home of a struggling Mexican couple; the
hacienda is visited by La Llorona, a spirit who sings her song of
sadness in hopes of rescuing the two young couples from danger.
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call 212-279-4200 or bring this offer to the Beckett Theatre box
office. Offer expires January 31, 2007.
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our updated web site. There's a video of our cast to
watch, too. It's fun!
La Llorona -
Origins of the Legend - Part 5
Malinche at the City of Dreams
The legend of La Llorona
originates from the time of the Spanish conquistador, Cortes, and Montezuma,
ruler of the Aztec empire. After killing Montezuma and
escaping from the Mexican capital on the "Night of Tears",
Cortes gathered his key assistants, among them his interpreter,
Dona Marina (aka
Malinche), and re-grouped his forces in strategic retreat from the City
Vowing to recapture the Mexican capital in the name of the Spanish
crown, Cortes returned to the coastal town of Vera Cruz to make ready his return.
Rearmed and reinforced, with
over 900 Spaniards and more than 25,000 Tlaxcalans, a native mountain
tribe and arch enemies of the Aztecs, Cortes made his way once
again into the interior towards the Mexican capital. Arriving at
the shores of Lake Texcoco, Cortes reassembled the 13
brigantines carried across the mountains, and launched
his two-pronged attack over the causeways and across the
waters of the lake against the island city of Tenochtitlan.
The Aztecs, now weakened by
the small-pox epidemic brought into the country by the Spaniards,
engaged the enemy in bitter house-to-house combat, fighting
bravely in defence of the glory of their own true faith to
save one of the world's most beautiful cities and
the greatest state in the Indian world. As Cortes's forces fought
their way into the city, they began a house-to-house destruction,
systematically destroying every building, levelling whole streets, and
filling in each canal gap. After ninety-three days of fighting,
the offensive had degenerated into a massacre. In the end,
more than 100,000 Mexicans died, and one of the world's most beautiful
cities lay in ruins - its people defeated and its treasures
looted. Cortes, with Dona Marina by his side, was now Marquis of
the Valley, the absolute ruler of Mexico City,
capital of New Spain.
part 5 of a 5-part series; to be concluded in post script in
our next newsletter.
Our Friends From Gotham Stage Company Present Becoming Adele
Company is dedicated to providing an opportunity for artists to
participate in the collaborative process of creating theater. GSC
is comprised of a diverse group of writers, actors, directors,
designers and producers who strive to create thought-provoking theater
for an equally diverse audience. Becoming Adele, Eric Houston's one-woman show, tells
the coming of age of Brooklynite Adele Scabaglio; her struggle to find
herself and her coming to terms with what she ultimately finds.
Becoming Adele performs December 15 through January 6, 2007,
at The Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row. For tickets visit www.ticketcentral.com or call 212-279-4200.
information click on this link to visit www.gothamstage.org
On Stage And Screen
David Hare's The
Vertical Hour, world premiering on Broadway,
brings British stage and screen actor Bill Nighy to American in a
performance that combines the quirky with the interesting.
Once in awhile the critics are right on. A timely political
drama, with ironic humor and a strong central conflict, blending
the political with the personal in a story that articulates with one of
the most important issues of our time.
Only Martha Clarke can
take Pirandello short stories and a Taviani brothers film and turn them
into an evening of provocative, arresting drama with song and
premiering at the New York Theatre Workshop, is a fully controlled,
tightly directed concept piece that pushes the boundaries of theatre in
We nominate Running
With Scissors this year's best dysfunctional
family movie. If you want to see one truly great
performance, watch Annette Benning turn a leading film role into a
character you can't take your eyes off and are glad isn't your
mother. Her performance is extraordinary - and a don't miss.
Casino Royale is the best Bond movie in years; and,
we are happy to admit - it's great fun. Daniel
Craig lives up to the role: sexy good looks, lethal charm, strong
and vulnerable, killer acting choices!
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