Teatro Dallas is spreading out across Dallas for its 2018-19 season, taking up residence in the Latino Cultural Center for three of its mainstage productions. The fourth continues the group's partnership with Oak Cliff bookshop/bar/meeting space The Wild Detectives.
First up is a new work by Teatro Dallas co-founder Cora Cardona. Presented in English, 1968 shows how 50 years ago a young man is rocked by events which continue to resonate in our contemporary climate. Cardona co-directs with Sorany Gutierrez, and it runs October 18-November 10, 2018. There is a special Day of the Dead reception on November 2, that includes admission plus traditional food and drink.
Gutierrez helms the next piece as well, which is an evening that includes a staged reading of Indigenous poetry, a special Yaqui dance, La Danza del Venado ("the dance of the deer"), and "Maria Sabina" cocktails. Noche Cosmica is a one-night only event with free admission on December 6, 2018, at The Wild Detectives, and is recommended for those 16 and older.
Migdalia Cruz's Fur is next, also directed by Gutierrez. First developed at INTAR's Playwrights Laboratory and Latino Chicago Theater Company, where it was first produced in 1995, it is the story of Citrona, a hirsute young woman who is purchased at a sideshow to become the bride of a young man with a fetish for animals. Set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, this tragi-comic, triangular love story reimagines a beauty and a beast, but with uncompromising results. It runs March 8-30, 2019.
Bongo Talks by Omar Padilla closes out the season, and is presented in English and Spanish. The interactive touring show kicks off on June 8, 2019, with an afternoon of activities, and features music, marionettes, and clowning techniques that reveal the power of intuition and the senses that help children adapt to challenges.
For tickets and more information, call 214-689-6492 or visit Teatro Dallas' website.