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Extended Dates: Teatro Prometeo Presents Cyrano Mío at the XXVIII International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami

Performances taking place July 26 & 27 @ 8:30 pm MDC’s Teatro Prometeo
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Miami, June 26, 2013 - Teatro Prometeo at Miami Dade College (MDC) , o ne of the major success stories in Miami's theatrical history and the only Spanish-language conservatory in the country, announces its participation in the XXVIII International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) of Miami with the presentation of Cyrano Mío. Based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, this adaption is written and directed by Cristina Rebull in collaboration with Iliana Prieto and Joann Maria Yarrow. Performances will take place at 8:30 p.m., July 12 and 13 and 26 and 27, at Teatro Prometeo, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus.

Cyrano Mío begins in the year 1656, one year after the death of the famous French swordsman and poet, Cyrano de Bergerac. The ingénue Roxana, recounts to Sor Marta, a novice in the convent where she lives, the story of the two loves in her life - as well as the men who could not successfully seduce her. As the memories unfold, audiences see Cyrano deeply in love with his beautiful, intellectual cousin. Despite his brilliance and charisma, a shockingly large nose afflicts his appearance, and he considers himself too grotesque even to risk telling Roxana his feelings.

Roxana, however, is in love with a young, handsome nobleman named Cristian, and confides this to Cyrano with the hope that he should protect him. When the two men meet, Cristian confesses his love but that he is an unpoetic man not worthy of Roxana’s love of language. Cyrano proposes to write to Roxana pretending to be Cristian, both of them welcoming the opportunity to reach Roxana’s heart. Roxana falls in love with the letters she receives. Believing them to be from Cristian, she does not realize until it is too late that it was Cyrano who kept her alive with his poetry, fidelity and protection.

The cast - Luis Martinez (Cyrano), Claudia Quesada (Roxana), Luis Fuentes (Cristian de Neuvillete), Lisset Riera (Sor Marta, Montfleury, Dueña), Diego Moreno (ligniere, Cadete, De Guiche), and Pablo Guillen (Valvert, Le Bret, Capuchino) – are graduates of Prometeo’s Conservatory in Theatre Arts Program.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 305-237-3262, or by visitng www.teatroprometeo.org.

As the producing and academic partner of the IHTF, Teatro Prometeo will be hosting the two-day educational component’s theatre conference with panel discussions on Current Trends in Latino and Latin American Performing Arts. This event is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is presented in collaboration with The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC.

This year, Teatro Prometeo turns 40 years old and continues to remain a true cultural treasure, having produced and presented over one-hundred productions, as well as educating actors and contributing to the transformation of the Spanish theatre scene in the country. Under the artistic direction of Joann Maria Yarrow, Prometeo nationally recognized as the only Spanish-language theatre conservatory under an academic institution in the country, and has showcased Miami’s diverse talent through out Latin America and the U.S.

Teatro Prometeo also offers year-round classes in acting, voice, playwriting and acting for the camera, as well as classes for children and teens where they can explore the world of theatre performing in original plays . The Conservatory in Theatre Arts offers a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum in acting, voice, history of Latin American theatre, dance, acting for the camera and other disciplines, including master workshops in neutral mask, improvisation, acrobatic stilt performance, viewpoints, stage combat, among others.

For more information on Teatro Prometeo, its classes, children’s program and presentations, please call 305-237-3262 or visit www.teatroprometeo.org.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist




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