24th Street Theatre celebrates two decades in 2017-18 with a season that looks both forward and back while highlighting the company’s unique appeal to a wide range of audiences.
“The upcoming season marks our 20th year of magical theater that speaks to the urgency of the times in which we live,” says executive director Jay McAdams. “We’re proud to offer an eclectic mix of provocative theater to adults and kids alike that’s as fun as it is important. And to do it in both English and Spanish.”
The 24th Street Theatre 20th Anniversary Season schedule is as follows:
Sept. 9 – Oct. 15
La Razón Blindada (“Armored Reason”)
Written and Directed by/ Escrita y dirigida porArístides Vargas
Con la actuación de/ Starring Jesús Castaños-Chima & Tony Durán
A funny and poignant piece for teens and adults, this story is relevant to our world today with the rise of authoritarianism around the globe. This award-winning 2010 production, performed in 5 different countries, returns with out original cast and Aristides Vargas’ brilliant blend of Kafka and Cervantes, all on wheels! As two political prisoners entertain each other with stories of Don Quixote, we witness the power of theater to transport them, and us, into the realm of the imagination.
Una divertida y conmovedora obra para adolescentes y adultos. Esta historia es relevante en estos tiempos por el auge del autoritarismo en diferentes partes del mundo de hoy. Esta galardonada producción del 2010 presentada en 5 países diferentes, regresa con cuestro elenco original y la peculiar mezcla de Kafka y Cervantes de Arístides Vargas…¡y todo sobre ruedas! Mientras dos presos politicos se entretienen con historias de Don Quíjote, somos testigos del poder del teatro para transportar — tanto a ellos como a nosotros- al reino de la imaginación.
Presentada en español con supertítulos en inglés. Apropiado para mayores de 14 años.
Thursday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.:
Dia de los Muertos
Dec 2 – Dec. 3 (Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 17 (Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.)
La Víspera (“The Eve”)
March 10 – April 29 (Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.)
World premiere of ICE
24th Street Theatre is best known for its unique niche as a presenter of critically acclaimed, award-winning productions geared for both adult and family audiences. In addition, the company is recognized locally, nationally and internationally as a leader in arts education and community outreach. Using art as a tool to positively impact the world around them, 24th Street’s programming includes free after school enrichment programs, Teatro Nuevo Latino Initiative projects, a music series, outreach programs for at-risk teens, free community events, professional development programs for teachers, arts-ed school workshop and gallery exhibits.