Category archives for: Theater

Playreaders Is Back!

By Marthe Fraser We’re kicking off the SMA Playreaders’ season with a comedy to soften the blow of raising the admission price from 20 to 30 pesos. Even so, as I enjoy pointing out to folks, it’s still the best bargain in town. Canada’s and my favorite playwright, Norm Foster, has written another fun and [...]

El Circo Fantasma-Show

Por Ya Ya Silva En San Miguel Allende la actividad teatral continua, destellos por aquí y por allá de talento que se dispersa en los diferentes foros que ofrece la ciudad, pequeños, grandes, formales e improvisados. Este verano hay que poner atención a la cartelera que se prepara en estos espacios escénicos, entre ellos está [...]

The Phantom Circus Show

By Paul Drouin San Miguel de Allende has an active theater scene with local talent showcased in various venues around town. This summer season is shaping up to be an interesting one with, among others, the production at the Angela Peralta Theater of El Circo Fantasma (The Phantom Circus), a one-man performance by Christian Baumgartner. [...]

The Circus Life

By Leonora Gabucio When working as a circus performer you have to learn many things. One of the is how you presentyour act. When you are doing an act you don´t just “do it”, you are sharing a precious and unique gift to your audience. Yourself. Only you can do what you do and how [...]

San Miguel Playreaders: This week Playreaders proudly presents “Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel.

By Susan Rushton Brian Friel has been hailed as Ireland’s greatest living playwright. This reputation stems from the widespread acclaim given to works such as Dancing at Lughnasa, which was made into a wonderful movie starring Meryl Streep. Molly Sweeney is one of Friel’s less well-known plays. Nonetheless, it is just as masterfully written, lyrical, [...]

Marx in Soho

By Cliff DuRand 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. To mark this bicentenary, the Center for Global Justice is presenting a staged reading of the play, Marx in Soho by the acclaimed radical historian, Howard Zinn. The play takes place soon after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, when much [...]

Diez Minutos 2018: 8 Plays, 8 Directors, 18 Actors

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By Lola Smith The 6th annual festival of 10-minute plays, Diez Minutos 2018, opens Wednesday, March 14th at the San Miguel Playhouse. Selected from 200 international English-language submissions, the eight final scripts for this year’s show are a wonderful mix of comedy, drama, fantasy, and intrigue. We’ve hired eight super directors to shepherd each mini-production [...]

Interview with Foster Festival’s Lovely Artistic Director

Patricia Vanstone

By Marthe Fraser Canada’s Foster Festival, along with Players Workshop, presents Old Love, a Norm Foster favorite starring well-known stage and screen actors Booth Savage and Janet Laine-Green. Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone brought Old Love to SMA, and I was able to ask her a few questions. Martha Fraser: Trish, tell us about the Foster [...]

Watch a Shooting Star at Latest Playreaders Performance

By Lola Smith In Steven Dietz’s play, Shooting Star, Playreaders’ next offering at St Paul’s Church, snowed-in travelers college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion in an airport in Middle America. Filled with laughter and heartache, Shooting Star is a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our [...]

Canadian Theater Company and Players Workshop Bring Old Love To SMA

By Marthe Fraser San Miguel de Allende’s oldest theater group, Players Workshop, and the Foster Festival, a theater company located in Ontario, Canada and inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster, offer San Miguel audiences Old Love, a play featuring Canadian actors Janet Laine-Green and Booth Savage. The Foster Festival website [...]

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