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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 [...]

Kiss of The Spider Woman is a Celebration of Latin American Culture

By Alan Jordan On this 40th anniversary of the award-winning novel, El beso de la mujer araña by the renowned Argentinean writer Manuel Puig, Caja Negra has the honor of presenting his original play, Kiss of The Spider Woman, in English. The intensely compelling novel was written in 1979. The groundbreaking dramatic play, the award-winning [...]

10-Minute Play Festival Opens at San Miguel Playhouse

By Lola Smith The 6th Annual Festival of 10 Minute Plays, Diez Minutos 2018, opens Wednesday, March 14 at the San Miguel Playhouse. This year’s eight fully produced scripts, gleaned from 200 submissions, include comedy, drama, romance, whimsy, and fantasy. 940 Feathers by Tim J. Brennan and directed by Dorothy Lyman, features Patricia Vanstone and [...]

How Neil Simon Wrote…and Rewrote The Odd Couple

By Fredric Dannen Since its Broadway debut in 1965, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple has remained his most popular play—“The biggest hit I ever had, and ever will have,” he said in a 1997 interview. Simon’s story of two mismatched roommates—incurable slob Oscar Madison and inveterate neat freak Felix Ungar—contains everything that has kept the author [...]

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