Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting gigs.

The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, in collaboration with the Society of the Educational Arts, is presenting their 42nd annual summer tour production, a bilingual musical version of Cinderella. Titled Cenicienta/Cinderella, the play was adapted and directed by Manuel A. Morán with music by Morán and Iván Alexander Bautista. Touring the NYC metropolitan area, the cast includes Blanca Vásquez, Tom Schubert, Lina Sarrello, Jesús E. Martínez, Paola Poucel, Yaremis Félix and Viviana Fusaro. For a complete schedule, click here.

Julissa Román and Renzo Ríos will appear in the production Crossings as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (also known as fringeNYC). Written and directed by Amy Sabin Barrow and Shannon Michael, the show is slated for an August run at the Flamboyán Theater located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in the Loisaida section of Manhattan. To buy tickets, click here.

A.B. Lugo will be appearing in two productions of the same play: one in English and on Spanish. The productions are called Angels Without Wings/Ángeles sin alas. Written by Pam Rea, the plays will take place for a September run at The Producers' Club in the theater district of midtown Manhattan and will be directed by Lina Sarrello (English version) and 2009 HOLA Award recipient José A. Esquea (Spanish version). The shows will alternate between English and Spanish dates with both shows being performed for the weekend performances.

Noemí de la Puente spent the summer performing opposite Carlo Rivieccio and Charles F. Wagner IV in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Directed by Mary McGinley and Willie Sumner, the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival production took place at the Athens Theater/New Bern Civic Theater in New Bern, North Carolina.

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