2018 THE MAGIC OF THE MOON 2019

28th

Season


Calendar of Activities


¿...Y si nos

Seguimos Amando?

What If We Stay In Love?

written by Cristina Merelli

directed by Mario Marcel

with Marcela Ferlito

and Micky Tomas

 

When reality shows us the contrary. ...love, and only love will show us dreams and bring us hope.

In Spanish only

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019, 8:00pm

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019, 8:00pm

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019, 4:00pm

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019, 8:00pm

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019, 8:00pm

Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019, 4:00pm

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking
  Tickets $30 Regular
$25 Students & Seniors (60+)

Dinner Dancing

Fundraiser

with

JOE FALERO BAND

 

Saturday, May. 4, 2019, 6:00pm

Teatro de la Luna invites you to a very special fundraiser.

"DINNER-DANCING" offers an evening of food,

a dance floor and Latin music.

(The first glass of wine is included with the meal; a cash bar will be available.)

Funds raised at this event will enable Teatro de la Luna

to continue its live-performance events and

bilingual theater workshops for youth and adults.

 

at NRECA Conference Center

4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

(Ballston Metro Station - ‘Orange’ & ‘Silver’ Lines)
Free underground parking
  General Admission $50
Space is limited ● For reservations
202-882-6227 / 703-548-3092

XXVII Maratón

de la Poesía

27th Poetry Marathon

"La Pluma y la Palabra"

In Spanish only

 

Friday, June 7, 2019, (1:30pm to 3:30pm)

at the Library of Congress

Room LM 620 James Madison Building (Dining Room A)

Independence Ave. & 1st Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540
(Capitol South Metro Station - ‘Orange’ and ‘Blue’ Lines)
 

Saturday, June 8, 2019, (2pm to 8pm)

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking
 
 Free Admission (Donations gratefully accepted)

In this "celebration of words," our guest renowned Spanish-language poets are accompanied by audience members of all ages who recite, read or interpret their own work or that of well-known poets.


Previous Activities


Welcome to our 28th Season

The Magic of the Moon

 

Believing in what we do and feeling an intense love for each of our works, in short, love, passion and work, gave birth to this 2018-29 season. This season we present a wealth of imagination, with the heartfelt wish, to offer happiness and make ourselves a home of the best feelings.

Kings of all highways and residents of every nation, let's enjoy together "THE MAGIC OF THE MOON."


Bilingual Theater
Workshops
for Children
6 - 11 years old
 

Saturdays from 10 am - 12 noon

October 13 - December 15, 2018

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking

At the end of the sessions, workshops participants will showcase their newly acquired skills for their parents and friends.

 Cost: $150   Free for DC residents

thanks to Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs


PLAYREADING

SERIES

 

In Spanish only

 

Deliciosa   Delicious

Espantosa   Horrendous

two short plays by Agustín Cuzzani (Argentina)

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, 7:00pm

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, 4:00pm

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking

Admission Pay What You Can


Teatro de la Luna & Petworth Arts Collaborative

 celebrate "Día de los Muertos"

   

 

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, 7:00pm

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, 8:00pm


Acting Workshops

Visceral

Theatre

Instructor

Juana Estrella

Cuenca, Ecuador

 

With the objective of establishing a direct conection between mind-body. By way of different exercises, various therapies and theatrical games, there will be a discovery of those blocked centers of energy. Theatre used as a healing tool will awaken dormant areas and reconnect those lucid centers awakening movement and neutral emotions, as well as revitalizing the energy. “Acting and playing have rechanneled my energy... that is the leitmotiv”.

In Spanish only

Cost: $110 (3 sessions) - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

Wednesday, Nov.7, 2018

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking

From Cuenca, Ecuador

 

Mujereando

Women

 

written, directed

and performed by

Juana Estrella

 

...stories that I’ve lived, that I’ve heard, that I’ve been told. "MUJEREANDO", a tribute to the women in our lives and a closer look at the feminine universo in a subtle and profound manner.

In Spanish only

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, 8:00pm

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 8:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, 4:00pm

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking
  Tickets $30 Regular
$25 Students & Seniors (60+)
 

From Cuenca, Ecuador

Loca la Juana

That Crazy Joan

 

written and performed by

Juana Estrella

directed by

Pablo Aguirre Andrade

 

Today we have before us history’s three best-known and/or most famous Joans: Joan of Arc, Joanna the Mad of Castile and Pope Joan. These three important historical figures will be portrayed in a serious and praiseworthy piece of work by our own present-day Joan - "Star Joan" – who with her immense and wild sense of humor will demonstrate for us in true comedic fashion that she’s not Joanna the Mad, but "THAT CRAZY JOAN."

In Spanish only

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, 8:00pm

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 8:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, 4:00pm

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking
  Tickets $30 Regular
$25 Students & Seniors (60+)
 

Final Presentations

Bilingual Theatre

Workshops series

with the support of
DC Mayor’s Office on
 Latino Affairs (MOLA)

 

Saturday, Dec 8 - 11:00 am

 

at  Consulado de El Salvador

926 Philadelphia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910

(Silver Spring Metro Station - Red Line; Bus Line: 70)

 

Saturday, Dec 15 - 11:00 am

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking
 

Thanks to the support of the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, Teatro de la Luna is pleased to announce the final presentations of the Saturday Bilingual Theatre Workshops series. DC student participants will present their work. This free series for DC students started on October 13 with workshops held at Casa de la Luna conducted by actors and instructors Karen Morales Chacana and Marcela Ferlito.

Teatro de la Luna cordially invites parents and friends to attend the presentations to share and discuss with the participants their new experience. Lite refreshments at the end of the performance will be served.


Holiday

Happy

Hour!

 

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

at  El Tamarindo

1785 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

Let's celebrate this special night with our friends at El Tamarindo, helping Teatro de la Luna while enjoying delicious appetizers -the first drink is included in the donation! Also, Tepuy Group with Fabiola Rosillon, Jonathan Acosta and C.A.N. Arts Center for Children with Dayan Aldana will enchant us with great music and traditional Christmas carols.

Suggested Donation $20

RSVP 202-882-6227 / 703-548-3092


La Magia

del Arcoíris

The Rainbow’s Magic

Bilingual

written & directed by
Neher Jacqueline Briceño

starring Marcela Ferlito & Melissa Strova Valencia

Let’s sing while we learn how to keep our planet clean!

A bilingual play dedicated specially to our young friends!

(3 to 9 years old)

General Admission $10

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Paid Parking on the street on Saturday – Free Parking on Sunday
This new production is part of our Experience Theater
program and is ready to visit schools and
 other venues in the metropolitan area. Call us!

El monólogo
discreto de
Calígula

The Discreet
Monologue of Caligula

by Dralio Eróliga (Mexico)
 
starring Edwin Bernal (Guatemala)
directed by Pablo Guillén (Honduras)
 
Nominated BEST ACTOR & BEST DIRECTOR
VISITING THEATER
Latin ACE Awards

Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos de Nueva York.

 

A man, Caligula, in a soliloquy disrupts the reality of the humanity showing us the absurdity of our existence, questioning who we are and at the end and not less important what we could be. (...Men die without reaching happiness).

In Spanish only

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, 8:00pm

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, 4:00pm

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Paid Parking on the street on Saturday – Free Parking on Sunday
  Tickets $25 Regular
$20 Students & Seniors (60+)
 

PLAYREADING

SERIES

 

In Spanish only

 

at  Consulado de El Salvador

926 Philadelphia Av., Silver Spring, MD 20910

FREE Admission

Espantosa   Horrendous

by Agustín Cuzzani (Argentina)

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, 7:00pm


PLAYREADING

SERIES

 

In Spanish only

 

Me Moriría Si Te Fueras

I'd Die If You Left Me

by Ricardo Prieto (Uruguay)

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 7:00pm

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, 4:00pm

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking

Admission Pay What You Can


My Sweet

Heart Sings

Night of Ballads

 

singers María del Socorro, Anamer Castrello & Jorge Anaya

musicians Ramón González, Alfonso Rondón & Nelson Álvarez

Musical Direction Jorge Anaya

Artistic Direction Mario Marcel

A date of sweet obligation, a date unmistakably identified with unforgettable romantic music! Passion and feeling in a single note, that of the Bolero (Ballad), in the MONTH OF LOVE and FRIENDSHIP!

 

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, 7:00pm

 

at NRECA Conference Center

4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

(Ballston Metro Station - ‘Orange’ & ‘Silver’ Lines)
Free underground parking
  Tickets $35 Regular
$30 Students & Seniors (60+)
 

Bilingual

Acting Training

Workshops

Ages 16 & up

(with or without experience)

 

To provide actors with physical and mental training and instruct them in acting techniques, interpretation of texts and staging.

Monday & Wednesday (6:30pm to 9:00pm)

January 14 through March 17, 2019

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking

 Cost: $150 (monthly)

Free for DC residents

thanks to Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs


PLAYREADING

SERIES

 

In Spanish only

 

Allende, la muerte de un presidente

Allende, the death of a president

by Rodolfo Quebleen (Argentina)

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 7:00pm

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, 4:00pm

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking

Admission Pay What You Can


CANCELLED

From Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

Banco de Parque

Park Bench

by Alexander Gelman

 directed & produced by Maria Castillo Teatro Mandragora

with Maria Castillo & Manuel Chapuseaux

 

Two of the biggest figures in contemporary Dominican theatre, María Castillo and Manuel Chapuseaux, in an incomparable acting duel, in a dramatic comedy of the highest quality. Castillo defines the play as an emotional striptease between a man and a woman who meet at a park and slowly explore their innermost profound feelings.

In Spanish only

 

Friday, Mar. 8, 2019, 8:00pm

Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019, 8:00pm

Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019, 4:00pm

Regrettably, unforeseen circumstances have forced

the cancellation of Banco de Parque (Park Bench).

Tickets and reservations for the play can be transferred to

another production. (Ticket holders may also obtain

refunds by contacting us by email or phone.)

We look forward to seeing you there.


PLAYREADING

SERIES

 

In Spanish only

 

Bailes de Salón   Ballroom Dances

by Gracia Morales (Spain)

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019, 7:00pm

Sunday, Mar. 17, 2019, 4:00pm

 

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Lines)
Free Street Parking

Admission Pay What You Can

This play reading is the final presentation
of the Bilingual Actor’s Training Workshops
supported in part by the Mayor’s Office
on Latino Affairs - MOLA