medusa play

February 20, 2001





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Emilio Carballido's play, MEDUSA,
at Cal State L.A.

What & Who:
The Theatre Arts and Dance Department and Teatro Universitario en Español at Cal State L.A. to present Emilio Carballido's MEDUSA, directed by René Aravena and Pedro Ortiz. Sets by Snezana Petrovic, costumes by Margaret Minamoto, and lighting by James Jontz.

Fri., Mar. 2, 8 p.m., Sat., Mar. 3, 8 p.m. & Sun., Mar. 4, 3 p.m.

Cal State L.A. State Playhouse. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys. (Public permit dispenser parking available in Lots C and G or upper level of Parking Structure II.)

The story of Perseus and Medusa as recreated by foremost Latin American playwright Emilio Carballido. With a cast of 35 including Denise Libre as Perseus' mother, Dane; Elizabeth Muratalla as Medusa; and Juan Glezz as Perseus. Emilio Carballido himself will be present at a symposium which will take place on Friday, March 2, at 5:15 p.m., at the Roybal Center on the Cal State L.A. campus.

General admission: $10; students/seniors: $5. For tickets or more information on the play, call (323) 343-4072, (323) 343-4230 or (323) 343-4110.


Teatro Universitario en Español
Teatro Universitario en Español was founded in 1977 by Drs. Jeanine Gaucher-Morales and Alfredo O. Morales of the Cal State L.A. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Through Teatro, Cal State L.A. is the only university in the nation that includes and promotes an annual workshop in Hispanic theater in its curriculum. The purpose of Teatro is to offer the University community and Southern California's Spanish-speaking public an opportunity to witness performances of the most important plays from the Spanish-American and Spanish theater. These productions feature Cal State L.A. students and distinguished guest directors. Past directors include Rodolfo Tosto (Argentina), Armando Gota (Spain), Eduardo Almeida (Ecuador), Luis de Tavira (Mexico), Rafael Buñuel (USA), and Theresa Larkin (USA).

MEDUSA is the 24th production of the Teatro Universitario en Español.


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