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Lorca in a Green Dress at Casa 101

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Photo by Ed KRIEGER Adrian Gonzalez (Blood), left, and Edward Padilla (Green Dress) in rehearsal for “Lorca in a Green Dress” now playing at Casa 101 in Boyle Heights.

Photo by Ed KRIEGER
Adrian Gonzalez (Blood), left, and Edward Padilla (Green Dress) in rehearsal for “Lorca in a Green Dress” now playing at Casa 101 in Boyle Heights.

“Lorca in a Green Dress,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, continues at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights.

Set in 1936, “Lorca in a Green Dress,” follows the great Spanish poet Federico García Lorca who arrives in the Lorca Room in purgatorio, a room of the soul, where he must spend 40 days of mourning following his murder at the hands of Spanish fascists.

Five different actors portray aspects of the poet’s personality in a surrealistic landscape that questions what it means to die, to live, to create and to love.

The cast includes a Flamenco dancer and guitarist who will perform original improvised instrumental music. This production will also feature original music composed by Christopher Davis with original lyrics penned by Nilo Cruz.

A free art exhibit entitled “Liminal” will be presented in The Jean Deleage Gallery at Casa 0101 Theater in conjunction with the production of “Lorca in a Green Dress.” “Liminal” is a group art exhibit featuring original art and mixed media works that focus on the ephemeral transformation related to dreams, outer body experience(s) and liminality. Featured artists include Raul Baltazar, Art Chabolla, Ricardo Mendoza and Chatismo.

Tickets for the play are $20 for general admission, $17 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $15 for Boyle Heights residents with identification.

For tickets, call the Casa 0101 Theater Box Office at (323) 263-7684, email tickets@casa0101.org or buy online at www.casa0101.org. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Theatre patrons can get a $2 discount by presenting their Metro Bus Cards at the box office when buying tickets.

Casa 0101 Theater is located at 2102 E. 1st St. (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m., through Aug. 26.

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