august 3-7/2016 - Two River Theater

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august 3-7/2016 - Two River Theater
TWO RIVER THEATER’S
6TH ANNUAL
A FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS
BY LATINO PLAYWRIGHTS
AUGUST 3-7/2016
SUPPORTED IN PART BY:
NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY ON THE TWO RIVER PLAZA
FOLLOWED BY “WHAT MAKES A PLAY LATINO?”, A LECTURE BY BRIAN HERRERA
Wednesday, August 3 beginning at 5:30pm
Beginning at 5:30pm, Two River will kick off Crossing Borders with an outdoor neighborhood party on the Two River Plaza,
with opportunities to meet the artists involved in the festival, food, and live music.
MALA
Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 pm • By Melinda Lopez • Directed by David Dower
Playwright Melinda Lopez tells of her Cuban-American mother’s final days in this beautiful one-woman play. With honesty, warmth, and a great deal of humor,
Lopez grapples with the heartbreak and complications of becoming the caregiver to a parent who is losing herself.
EL COQUÍ ESPECTACULAR AND THE BOTTLE OF DOOM
Friday, August 5 at 7:30 pm
By Matt Barbot • Directed by Nelson Eusebio III
In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a masked figure has been spotted: the Puerto Rican superhero, El Coquí Espectacular. In reality, it is comic book artist Alex, who has
been secretly dressing up as his favorite creation. As Alex learns that fighting crime (and making costumes) is harder than it looks, his older brother Joe is
encouraging Alex to join him at his advertising agency, where he has a job writing copy that targets Latinos. Will El Coquí use his powers for good?
NEIGHBORS (VECINOS)
Saturday, August 6 at 3 pm (English-language reading) and 7:30 pm (Spanish-language reading)
By Bernardo Cubria • Directed by Lou Moreno
Meet Joe. Joe lives in a big colorless mansion. Meet Jose. Jose lives in a colorful shack. Joe and Jose live next door to each other, but they are not exactly friends.
When Joe has a business proposition for Jose, their uneasy truce is about to get a lot more complicated.
The 3pm reading of Neighbors will be followed by a conversation with artists from the festival.
FADE
Sunday, August 7 at 3 pm • By Tanya Saracho • Directed by Jerry Ruiz
In this biting new comedy by Tanya Saracho, Mexican-American writer Lucia is hired to write for a popular TV show. She finds relief from the cutthroat environment in
her growing friendship with custodian Abel, but as the pressure increases at her job, Abel’s stories start to blur with hers with unexpected consequences.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TICKETS 732.345.1400
OR TWORIVERTHEATER.ORG
Schedule subject to change.
Two River Theater is located one
block away from the Red Bank NJ
Transit Station at 21 Bridge Avenue.
TWO RIVER THEATER
PRESENTA
SU SEXTO FESTIVAL ANUAL
(CR OS S I N G B O R D E R S )
UN FESTIVAL DE NUEVAS OBRAS
POR DRAMATURGOS LATINOS
AGOSTO 3-7/2016
SUPPORTED IN PART BY:
FIESTA DE BARRIO EN LA PLAZA DE TWO RIVER SEGUIDO
POR ‘¿QUÉ HACE QUE UNA OBRA SEA LATINA?’, UNA CONFERENCIA CON BRIAN HERRERA
Miércoles 3 de agosto a partir de las 5:30pm
Comenzando a las 5:30pm, Two River inicia Crossing Borders con una fiesta de barrio al aire libre en la plaza de Two River, con oportunidades de conocer a los artistas
que participan en el festival, además de comida y música en vivo.
MALA
Jueves 4 de agosto a las 7:30pm • De Melinda López • Dirigido por David Dower
La dramaturga Melinda López nos relata los últimos días de su madre en esta bella obra unipersonal. Con honestidad, calidez y gran humor,
López lidia con la angustia y las complicaciones de convertirse en cuidadora de una madre que se pierde a si misma.
EL COQUÍ ESPECTACULAR AND THE BOTTLE OF DOOM
Viernes 5 de agosto a las 7:30pm
De Matt Barbot • Dirigido por Nelson Eusebio III
En Sunset Park, Brooklyn, una figura enmascarada se ha detectado: el superhéroe puertorriqueño El Coquí Espectacular. En realidad es Alex, dibujante de cómics, que lleva
disfrazándose en secreto como su creación favorita. Mientras Alex aprende que combatir el crimen (y hacer disfraces) es más difícil de lo que parece, su hermano mayor
Joe anima a Alex a acompañarlo en su agencia de publicidad, donde su trabajo es escribir promociones dirigidas a latinos. El Coquí, ¿usará sus poderes para el bien?
NEIGHBORS (VECINOS)
Sábado 6 de agosto a las 3pm (lectura en inglés) y a las 7:30pm (lectura en español)
De Bernardo Cubría • Dirigido por Lou Moreno
Conozcan a Joe. Joe vive en una gran mansión incolora. Conozcan a José. José vive en una choza colorida. Joe y José viven uno al lado del otro, pero no son
exactamente amigos. Cuando Joe le hace una propuesta de negocios a José, la tregua incómoda está a punto de complicarse de verdad.
La lectura a las 3pm de NEIGHBORS vendrá seguida por una conversación con artistas del festival.
FADE
Domingo 7 de agosto a las 3pm • De Tanya Saracho • Dirigido por Jerry Ruiz
En esta punzante nueva comedia de Tanya Saracho, la escritora méjico-americana Lucía es contrada para escribir en un popular programa televisivo.
Se alivia del ambiente feroz cultivando amistad con el conserje Abel, pero al aumentar las presiones en el trabajo, los cuentos de Abel empiezan a combinarse con los
suyos con consecuencias inesperadas.
TODOS LOS EVENTOS SON GRATUITOS Y ABIERTOS AL PÚBLICO
PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN O BOLETOS, LLAME AL 732.345.1400
O VISITE TWORIVERTHEATER.ORG
Programa sujeto a cambios.
Two River Theater está localizado
a una cuadra de la estación del
tren de NJ Transit en Red Bank, en
21 Bridge Avenue.

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