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Skylight This Week at Playreaders!


By BC May Enjoy an exhilarating evening of theater with David Hare’s Skylight, this coming Wednesday and Thursday, September 20 and 21, at 7pm at St. Paul’s Church. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis, age 30, receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant. He is two decades her senior—a [...]

A Tribute to Sam Shepard at Playreaders

By Henry Vermillion When I first saw Sam Shepard’s play True West, I felt that this writer was a kindred soul; obviously he was from the Southwest, as I was. I was surprised to learn that, in fact, he was born in Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. His feeling for the empty spaces and the quirky people [...]

How Carlotta Monterey Betrayed Her Husband – And Gave The World A Theatrical Masterpiece

By Fredric Dannen She called it “the twenty-five year box,” the restriction her husband placed on a play he had written – a play so personal that while he was writing it, she said, he “would come out of his study at the end of a day gaunt and sometimes weeping.” The typescript of the [...]

Eugene O’Neill’s Masterpiece Comes to San Miguel


By Fredric Dannen “The past is the present … It’s the future too,” says Mary Tyrone, the guilt-ridden, drug-addicted mother in one of the monuments of modern theater, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. O’Neill’s masterwork depicts a single day, from 8am to midnight, in the life of the Tyrone family—a merciless recreation of [...]

Reflections on Mirrors

By Lilia Trápaga Tenney “Miramiento,” the show presented by The Cauldron Theater Troupe, is an interesting collage about mirrors, which encompasses poems and stories—from the Narcissus myth to Dracula. You will have the chance to see talking mirrors; mirrors that reflect, or not, witnesses of intimate moments; mirrors that show our true selves; transforming, magic, [...]

La Troupe: San Miguel’s First Bilingual Theater Company


By Fredric Dannen Some ideas are long overdue. For years, San Miguel has had two separate and largely segregated theater communities, one for English-speaking and another for Spanish-speaking theatergoers. Now, however, La Troupe, the city’s first-ever truly bilingual theater company, is about to launch. La Troupe has equipped the San Miguel Playhouse with high-end equipment [...]

A Feminine God? Callbacks Reveals All


Theater San Miguel Playhouse presents Callbacks Fri–Sun, Jul 21–23 Independencia 82, Colonia Independencia Tickets can be obtained at Galeria Ensueños     By Henry Vermillion In feminist circles and on social media you can hear the argument that God is actually a woman. The definitive answer can be found in the comedy Callbacks, which runs [...]

Schenkkan’s Wall

Robert Schenkkan

By Luis Hernández The newest play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan was written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration. It is an urgent call to action that will have its world premiere in San Miguel de Allende. Theater Building the Wall By Robert Schenkkan Starring Cynthia [...]

We Got Nothin’!

By Eli Hans, photo by Julieta Moreno The Improv People are at it again! Jumping off a cliff without a net, except for each other. Gulp! For the first show of our sixth season of improvised theatre in San Miguel, we are pleased to present We Got Nothin’! Theater We Got Nothin’! Sat, Jul 8, [...]

Casting The Wall

By Alan Jordan As soon as I read Building the Wall by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, I knew I had to produce this play. It is powerful, socially relevant, and a challenge. My kind of play. Theater Building the Wall By Robert Schenkkan Starring Cynthia Simmons and David Galitzky Directed by [...]

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