Category archives for: Theater

New Play Explores a Latin American Dictatorship

Madres Plaza de Mayo

By Marcela Brondo Armed with a megaphone, Hebe Pastor de Bonafini stood before a frenziedly cheering crowd in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the late 1970s, and Bonafini was the founder of the Association of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, whose children had disappeared during the country’s “Dirty [...]

We Can Always Be Sure of Death and Taxes!


By Marjorie Burren We all know the expression “the only thing we can be sure of is death and taxes.” We all pay attention to our taxes—paying them on time to avoid penalties and staying conscious of what we need to do to prepare. But do we prepare for death in the same way? Most [...]

The Improv People present … Backstory!

TIP 2018

By Eli Hans and Joseph Bennett Photography by Scott Umstattd It’s high time for a laugh! With so much going on in the world, it’s good to get out and have some fun, yes? So, we invite you to join us for a great night of entertainment. If you’ve seen one of The Improv People’s [...]

“As Time goes by” by Lilia Trápaga.


By Lilia Trápaga To celebrate its 15th anniversary, ‘El Caldero’ (The Cauldron) Theater Troupe will present at Teatro Santa Ana de la Biblioteca Pública, the production “Temporalia” on July 12, 13 and 14 at 8pm. The show asks questions about the way we perceive the passing of Time: Does it worries us or do we [...]

Entrevista Con Christian Baumgartner


Por Ronald Alexander, autor de la novela The WAR DOGS in Venice Beach. Ronald Alexander (RA): Christian, sé que llegaste a San Miguel desde Venezuela. ¿Qué edad tenías y cómo fue ese viaje para ti?   Christian Baumgartner (CB): Llegué a San Miguel después de haber estado en la Ciudad de México, a donde llegué [...]

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, [...]

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