Teatro Prometeo Gives Romeo and Juliet a Radical New Twist
MIAMI, Jan. 24, 2017 —Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Teatro Prometeo will offer a hilarious twist on a Shakespearian classic, Romeo vs. Julieta, Feb. 3-12, at MDC’s Koubek Center in Little Havana.
Have you ever thought about what would have happened if Romeo and Juliet had survived and actually got married? Colombian playwright and director, Johnny Acero, debuts his new theatrical project that continues this drama with comedic twists of the most beloved love story in history.
Thanks to the hands of destiny, Romeo and Juliet survive their suicide attempt, and are to get married. The Montagues and The Capulets make their peace, rejoice in love, and both families celebrate the amazing miracle of love…or they? Twenty years later, Romeo and Juliet are dealing with the most common of marriage problems, boredom, lack of attention, suspicions, jealousies, and are looking for excitement in all the wrong places. Will this impulsive duo seek separation as quickly and as passionately as they sought the perfect union or will they prove that love is something that you fight for after the poetic teenage desires have grown up?
“This is something new and fresh. We are out to support playwrights and give our repertory company cutting edge material to share with the community,” said Teatro Prometeo Executive Director, Joann Maria Yarrow.
Featuring performances by Pier Lendaro, Florencia Loguzzo, D’Artagnan Gutierrez, Hannah Ghelman Mariel Corona, Jonny Lopez, Marise Jimenez with live music by Fabian Prieto. The performance is in Spanish.
About Teatro Prometeo
Teatro Prometeo was founded more than 45 years ago and continues to remain a true cultural treasure, having produced and presented countless theatre productions, several international tours, master workshops, international theatre festivals, television programs and most recently; short films. Teatro Prometeo at MDC is nationally recognized as the only Spanish-language theatre conservatory and professional repertory under an academic institution that continues to showcase Miami’s diverse talent throughout Latin America and the U.S. For more information, visit www.prometeotheatre.com
The programs of Teatro Prometeo are made possible with the generous support of: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
About The Koubek Center
The Koubek Center—su casa de cultura— is an intellectual, cultural, and community hub in the heart of Little Havana. A historic landmark in South Florida, the revitalized mansion remains true to its pioneering heritage—celebrating its multicultural community with workshops, art exhibitions, theater performances, literary readings, concerts and more. In addition to the mansion, the iconic space includes glorious gardens, the Koubek theater, the ArtSpace gallery, classrooms, and mini performance spaces.
The programs of Koubek Center are made possible with the generous support of: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissionaires; the State of Florida, Department of State , Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
WHAT: Teatro Prometeo Presents Romeo vs. Julieta
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Feb. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.)
WHERE: MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW Third St.
TICKETS: $25 / MDC Students: $10 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2641926 / | 305-237-3262