Fuente Ovejuna

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Cal State LA Department of Theatre and Dance presents

Fuente Ovejunabased on the classical play by Lope de Vega
Adapted into a bilingual Spanish-English production by Guest Director Anna Estrada

from the Intitut del Teatre of Barcelona, Spain

 

LOS ANGELES (September 27, 2017) The Department of Theatre & Dance at Cal State LA presents a bi-lingual Spanish-English adaptation Lope de Vega’s classic 17th Century play, Fuente Ovejuna.

 

Guest Director Anna Estrada directs a diverse cast of Cal State LA undergraduate and graduate students in the university’s King Hall dance-studio-space-turned experimental-theatre.

Adapted from the original classical Lope de Vega play written in the 1600’s based on the historical events of 1476 in the town of Fuenteovejuna (Spain), this Bilingual Spanish-English production by Guest Director, Anna Estrada, transforms the location and time into a contemporary setting, highlighting the universal and current resonating themes of resistance against tyranny.

The story: Under the guise of religion, Queen Isabel’s army purges Spain of the Moors’ control. One army commander, having “liberated” the town of Fuenteovejuna, then terrorizes the women. The women fight back and inspire the people to overthrow and kill the commander. During the proceeding investigation of this murder by Queen Isabel, the townspeople maintain their resolve. Despite the threat of torture, the people say only thing - that Fuenteovejuna killed the former commander.

 

For the Cal State LA community, that reflects the diversity and promise of this country and the American Dream, the timeliness of this production resonates loud and clear.

 

The cast includes: Karen Arana, Brian Arechiga, Casey Cuellar, Laura Dickinson-Turner, Adam Ferguson, Paul Flores, Christian Gauslaa, Jackson Hahn, Tamara Kay Hamming, Yvette Herrera, Jess Jones, Bre'Anna Patterson, Cesar Ramirez-Gamino, Eric Lauritzen, Jeremiah Ripley, Khaleana Stell, Ingrid Weeks.  The Design and Production staff includes Cal State LA students: Leonel Nunez (Scenic Design); Jasmine Joanis-Hay (Costume Design); Jenisse Castillo (Lighting Design); student dramaturgs are Priscilla Estrada and Eduardo Carmona; the student stage management team is Yanitze Pimentel and Rebecca Bermudez.  Theatre lecturers and TAD alums Adam Macias (Sound Design) Sophie Goldstein (Movement) and Marissa Pitts (Text Coach) round out the team.


Prior to arriving in Los Angeles as a guest professor and director in the Department, Ms. Estrada was the Director of the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, one of top theatre conservatories in Spain. She is also a Fitzmaurice certified voice teacher, and has a long career as an accomplished actor and director in Spain.


Fuente Ovejuna runs Wednesday, Nov. 8 and Thursday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 16, Friday, Nov 17 and Saturday, Nov 18 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Performances will take place in the Martin Luther King Hall 5th Floor Dance Studio (5108) located at 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 (on the campus of Cal State LA). For reservations and information, call 323-343-4110 or email MTDevents@calstatela.edu.

 

Calendar Listing:Fuente Ovejuna

WHAT:

Guest Director Anna Estrada directs a diverse cast of Cal State LA students in the university’s King Hall dance-studio-space-turned experimental-theatre.   Adapted from the original classical Lope de Vega play written in the 1600’s based on the historical events of 1476 in the town of Fuenteovejuna (Spain), this Bilingual Spanish-English production transforms the location and time into a contemporary setting, highlighting the universal and current resonating themes of resistance against tyranny. For the Cal State LA community, that reflects the diversity and promise of this country and the American Dream, the timeliness of this production resonates loud and clear.

 

WHO:
• Written by Lope de Vega
• Directed by Anna Estrada

• Produced by Cal State LA Department of Theatre and Dance

WHEN:

·      Performances: Nov. 8 – Nov. 18

·      Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.: Nov. 8

·      Thursday at 7:30 p.m.: Nov. 9

·      Saturday at 7:30 p.m.: Nov. 11

·      Sunday at 2:30 p.m.: Nov 12

·      Thursday at 7:30 p.m.: Nov. 16

·      Friday at 7:30 p.m.: Nov. 17

·      Saturday at 7:30 p.m.: Nov. 18


WHERE:
Martin Luther King Hall 5th Floor Dance Studio on the campus of
Cal State LA. The university is located at 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032 (east of downtown L.A., off the 10 Freeway).

 

TICKET INFO:

Join us for our $5.00 FALL!!!
All tickets $5.00  (general admission)

Tickets available online at http://www.calstatela.edu/theatredance  NO CASH at door.

 

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