BORERLANDS THEATER HAS CANCELLED THE PLAY "LA ODD COUPLE" BY NEIL SIMON.
From: Eva Tessler [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:19 PM
Subject: Borderlands Theater presents EL DESEO/ DESIRE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eva Tessler May 4, 2006
BORDERLANDS THEATER TO PRESENT THE PLAY EL DESEO/ DESIRE BY VÍCTOR HUGO RASCÓN BANDA, MAY 25- JUNE 4, & JUNE 15-18 AT BEOWULF ALLEY THEATRE, 11 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE.
What happens when love, and sexual desire intertwine with profound differences in age, culture, class, and language? Rascon Bandas play El Deseo/ Desire explores the theme through the relations between Susan, a middle-aged American college professor and Víctor, her young working-class Colombian lover. This emotionally charged work has had a very successful season (more than 200 shows) in Mexico and has toured to Paris, France. In the fall, it will return to Europe via Madrid and Marseille.
Borderlands Theater will present the first bilingual version of the play, which was originally written in Spanish. The translation is accessible to monolingual audiences and will underscore the importance of the differences in language between the characters Susan and Victor.
Directed by Eva Tessler, whose credits include the critically acclaimed play Living Out (Borderlands Theater, 2005), Deseo/ Desires cast includes well-known Tucson actress Carlisle Ellis and Mexican actor Victor Carpinteiro. Ellis was last seen in Live Theater Workshops successful production of A Perfect Ganesh. This is Carpinteiros first appearance in Tucson, but local audiences can sample his work from the many films he has appeared in, such as Gringo Viejo, Danzon, Once upon a Time in Mexico, and Collateral Damage. Carpinteiro also enjoys a successful career as a stage actor and several of the productions he has been a part of have toured nationally (Mexico) and internationally. Awards include AMCT Best New Actor (1987) and Jose Galvez Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda (Playwright), one of Mexicos most prolific and widely produced playwrights, in 2003 alone, had four productions playing at the same time in Mexico City where he currently lives, has received many national and international awards and honors for his plays and films including two Ariels (Mexicos Oscars) for the film Dias Dificiles. Víctor is currently Executive Director of SOGEM, (The Association of Mexican Authors). Borderlands previously produced his trilingual play La Mujer Que Cayó del Cielo (2000, 2005), Sazón de Mujer (2003), and last season (2004) produced a bilingual reading of Hotel Juarez. Rascon Banda was honored by the international theatre community this year, as he was selected to be the keynote speaker at the International Theatre Day sponsored by UNESCO in Paris, France. Former speakers include: Sir Lawrence Olivier, Harold Pinter, and Richard Burton.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION
May 25-June 4, & June 15-18, 2006. Ticket Prices: $7-18.75 w/various discounts
Preview & Rush: May 25 7:30pm General $14.75, Senior $12.75, Student $10.75,
$7.00 Rush tickets 45min before show time
Opening Celebración: May 26 7:30pm Postres, plus meet and greet with the actors and director.
Weekday performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm. Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm
Ticket outlets: Borderlands Theater office, 40 W. Broadway (enter thru Jackson Street), (520)882-7406; Antigone Books, 411 North 4th Avenue, (520)792-3715; Yolis Music Shop, 2980 South 6th Avenue, (520) 620-0830.
To arrange accommodations for patrons with disabilities, please call The Borderlands Theater Box Office.
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