MDC’s Teatro Prometeo Presents Lección para señoritas
Directed by Neher Jacqueline Briceño
Miami, March 10, 2014 -
Teatro Prometeo at Miami Dade College (MDC), one of the major success stories in Miami's theatrical history and the only Spanish-language conservatory in the country, will present Lección para señoritas March 20-22 and 27-29. Set in a cabaret in the Roaring 20s, Lección para señoritas is a modern version of renowned play, The School for Wives, written by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere (Paris, 1622 - 1673). This performance is adapted and directed by actress/director Neher Jacqueline Briceño and is part of the new repertory of plays at Teatro Prometeo.
Obsessed with the idea of marital fidelity and with a yearning to be an example of morality and honesty, Arnolfo decides that the best woman to marry is his naïve pupil, Agnes. After being hidden away since childhood in a convent, Agnes is whisked away to one of his homes where she continues to be educated under Arnolfo’s captivity. Four maids, caretakers of Agnes, allow a young suitor, Horacio, into the house. Both Agnes and Horacio fall madly in love with each other, causing a chain of hilarious mishaps. They must be astute enough to protect their true love and by doing so expose the false morality of the times, and the values of their society. This performance is peppered with singing, dancing, and a certain theatrical magic, that gives freedom to the interpretative nuances of playing with farce, comedy, and burlesque theater.
The cast, consisting of Guillermo Perez, Cristina Ferrari, Luis Martinez, Claudia Quesada, Hannah Ghelman, Kathia Pineda, and Darien Sotolongo, are graduates from three generations of actors from Prometeo’s Conservatory in Theatre Arts Program. Costume and set design are by Jorge Noa and Pedro Balmaseda, music is by Camilo Bermudes, and lighting design was created by Carlos Cedano.
After 40 years, Teatro Prometeo continues to remain a true cultural treasure, having produced and presented hundreds of 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 is recognized nationally as the only Spanish-language theatre conservatory under an academic institution in the country, and has showcased Miami’s diverse talent throughout 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, Rasaboxes, Viewpoints, stage combat, among others.
The performances are in Spanish with English supertitles, and will take place at Teatro Prometeo, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Avenue, first floor. Tickets are available for $20.
Show times are at 8 p.m. on the following dates:
Thursday, March 20 – Saturday, March 22
Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29
For tickets or more information on Teatro Prometeo, its classes, children’s program and presentations, please call 305-237-3262 or visit www.teatroprometeo.org.
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