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The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College invites you
"The Smell of Popcorn"
NY Premiere production of novelist Jose Luis Ramos Escobar's internationally acclaimed play
Running September 9-19
64 E. 4th Street (Bet Bowery and Second Ave.)
Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm, Mon 3pm
Directed by Jorge B. Merced
Featuring Luciana Faulhaber & Javier E. Gómez
The true story of an aspiring actress, and the battle of the will that ensues when a thief forcibly enters her apartment. Performances in English with Spanish subtitles. For mature audiences only.
Meet the writer: Talk Back with Jose Luis Ramos Escobar after the performance on Friday 9/10, hosted by TeatroStageFest.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: All tickets $12-15 when using code CENTRO. (*When purchased online by 9/12/2010)
For tickets and information click here or visit www.teatroiati.org
Canción de La Magdalena (Song of The Magdalene) is a collaboration between singer-songwriter and sociologist Raquel Z. Rivera and artist Tanya Torres. The project explores the biblical/mythical figure of Mary Magdalene, providing multiple alternatives to her most common portrayal as a redeemed prostitute. Canción de La Magdalena consists of a CD of songs titled Las 7 Salves de La Magdalena (7 Songs of Praise for The Magdalene) composed by Rivera and based on Dominican, Puerto Rican and other Caribbean musical traditions, and a series of paintings by Torres exploring the art and philosophy that Mary Magdalene has inspired throughout the centuries. Canción de La Magdalena proposes Mary Magdalene as a historical and mythical character who can serve as a starting point for dialogues about women’s leadership, artistic creation, religious and musical traditions, feminism and social change.
September 10, 2010, 7:00 pm
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery (2nd Ave. and 10th St.)
The event will feature live music by Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia
and an art exhibit by Tanya Torres.
No cover charge.
For more information about the project: www.songofthemagdalene.com
To listen to the music from the CD: www.ojosdesofia.com
Mary Magdalene paintings by Tanya Torres
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