Co-presented by ACTLab & ese Teatro
In 1570, two theater artists receive the charge to transport the mummified remains of Saint Fortunata across the known world. During the two-year journey from Cádiz, Spain to Moquegua, Perú, an atheist and a Catholic, face great dangers and together they discover the twists and turns of faith, miracles and doubt.
Written by César de María
Directed & translated by Rose Cano
In honor of Hispanic heritage month, eSe Teatro has co-curated with ACT to bring to Seattle the breadth and depth of Latino theater from across the country and Latin America. eSe Teatro strives to provide professional opportunities to local Latino artists by offering unique stories that reflect our broad multicultural community. Curated by eSe Teatro with support from ACT's Artistic Director John Langs, each of these four plays have been selected from the body of work of leading contemporary Latino and Latin American playwrights that have been produced nationally and internationally. Performed and directed by local professional artists, each reading will be followed by a post-show discussion. Of the four staged readings, one of these new and exciting scripts from 2017 will come to life on the stage in the ACTLab and eSe Teatro's 2018 season.
Age Recommendation: 14+ due to language and subject matter of the plays.
Tickets start at $10 and may be purchased online at acttheatre.org, by phone at 206.292.7676, or at the ACT Ticket Office (Tues-Sun, 12-6pm). Available to ACTPass members for no additional charge. All performances will be performed in English. Post-show discussion is available after each performance.
About the playwright:
César de María was born in Lima, Peru in 1960. He began his career as an author and director with the theatrical group Homero, Teatro de Grillos and worked with Sara Joffré in 1976. He is now one of the most outstanding Peruvian playwrights of our time. He has dedicated more 35 years to theater and has infused his theatrical passion with photography and advertising. In 1978, he won the National Prize for Short Works by TUSM and CELCIT PERU with his play La Celda. He has received numerous awards and commemorations such as winning second prize for Tirso de Molina (1992) and first prize for Brothers Machado (1995). He has also worked with various groups such as Telba, Kusi Kusi (a puppetry group), Olmo, Quinta Rueda and many others.