(details on how to win tix at bottom of post)
Posted By Nathalie Weinstein
El Chupacabra, Nuyoricanism, and Coqui are a few new words you can expect to pick up at the opening night performance of El Grito Del Bronx, a play by Migdalia Cruz playing in April at the Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., in Portand.
Directed by Antonio Sonera and sponsored by Urban Robotics, El Grito Del Bronx follows the memories of soon-to-be-married Lulu, who remains tortured by the violent memories of her past.
From the Miracle Theatre Group:
On her wedding day, Lulu must confront her brother Papo's legacy of violence before she can embrace her happiness. In this memoryscape that travels from childhood to death row, from white dresses to orange jumpsuits, from murder to redemption, Lulu and Papo discover that what binds them is not only the haunted darkness, but the dream of freedom to turn on the light. In the voice of a modern Latina, this graphically poetic drama demands: How can we freely face the future if we can't release our ties to the past?
Playwright Migdalia Cruz was born in the Bronx, New York, and draws deeply from her experiences there for her plays. She is considered one of the top Latina writers of plays and musicals.
The Miracle Theater Group will present the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“El Grito' in English from April 3 through 25 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. A matinee will also be held on Sundays. Tickets for the show are $20-$22 or $16 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit www.milagro.org.
Note: This play contains intense language, violence and adult situations
———————————————Win Free Tickets–
PDX Pipeline is giving away three pairs of tickets to this show to our friends on Facebook and Twitter this week. On Thursday, we will send out a message to our our Portland Facebook Group with several other shows, ticket giveaways and instructions on how to win tickets.
If you are on twitter and want to win, follow our Portland Twitter account and comment on this post with your twitter name. We'll draw the winner randomly on Friday at 1PM.
More free tickets here: Portland April Events: Music, Art, Protests, FlashÃƒâ€š Mobs