Category archives for: Theater

Caja Negra’s Final Two for 2017[P1]

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By Warren Jacobs Caja Negra has a growing list of productions in Mexico, especially in San Miguel de Allende. Their mandate is “theater dedicated to a provocative exploration of society and a celebration of humanity.” But who is Caja Negra? In the past four years, Caja Negra has presented the following productions; House, I Am [...]

A Banner Year for Bilingual Theater in San Miguel

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By Fredric Dannen Julia Cho’s celebrated play, The Language Archive, currently being performed at the Santa Ana Theater by visiting professional actors from the San Francisco Bay Area alongside local Latin American actors, represents a new milepost in San Miguel. It is the fourth full-length San Miguel theatrical production in the calendar year 2017 that can [...]

Conversations with my Agent

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By Lauren Osornio Rob Long was barely out of film school when he landed a job as one of the writers on the phenomenally successful TV sitcom, Cheers. With the demise of the show, Long faced the prospect: Is there life after Cheers? Conversations with my Agent follows Long through the grueling process of setting up a new series [...]

Inside Politics As Usual: David Mamet’s “November” Opens At The San Miguel Playhouse

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By Henry Vermillion After the opening of David Mamet’s comedy “November” in 2008, the New York Times reviewer wrote that the play resembled a Sid Caesar comedy revue of the ‘50s. Well, as great as those weekly shows were, “November” is a far more finished, rich and even funnier piece of theater. The Times also [...]

An Act Of God “Selecting Plays”

By Alan Jordan Deciding on possible theatrical productions takes a lot of time and thought. I prefer to choose plays that are current, in the mode for the times we are living in. I tend to be attracted to stories about survival and survivors. I read a lot of classic and contemporary plays and other [...]

An Act Of God’s three amigos

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By Alan Jordan The three actors who star in An Act of God are this director’s dream team. Not only are they talented and versatile, but they’re buddies in real life. For this adaption of the play, that’s a huge bonus. An Act of God By David Javerbaum Starring Erik Zavala, Sebastian Vallin, Rodrigo Demian [...]

The Myth Project: Essential Bodies

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By Monica Hoth Do the flowers take to the region of death? Are we dead there or do we live yet?   The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective Artistic Director Patricia Rincon will premiere The Myth Project: Essential Bodies on November 1 with two performances—one at 6pm and then repeated at 7:30pm—at the Casa de Europa, [...]

Playreaders Presents a Wacky Fish Story!

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By Marthe Fraser It’s another Norm Foster, Playreaders! Canada’s and my favorite playwright has written another fun and funny play. Come join us Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 and 2, for The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby. On his way to an important seminar, investment banker James Bell’s car breaks down near the [...]

Politics Skewered: Mamet’s November at the San Miguel Playhouse

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By Henry Vermillion David Mamet is considered by many to be the best living American playwright. He is perhaps best known for plays like Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna, and for screenplays like Hoffa and Wag the Dog, which can be tough and dark, but November is hilariously comedic. The show will open Thursday, November [...]

An Act of God’s David Javerbaum

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By Jules Chisholm God’s Memoir (actually a book written by Mr. Javerbaum) has now been adapted into a new comedy, An Act of God, making its Mexican premiere in San Miguel de Allende on November 9. Mr. Javerbaum, the playwright, has won 13 Emmys, 11 at “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” God, Mr. Javerbaum [...]

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