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Milagro presents “Duende de Lorca”
January 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 22, 2022
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until January 23, 2022
Portland’s Teatro Milagro, 525 S.E. Stark St., presents an original, bilingual production, “Deunde de Lorca,” on stage from Jan. 13 through Jan. 23. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $20 to $27, with discounts for students, seniors and advance purchases. Tickets can be purchased through the Milagro website via Arts People or by calling 503-236-7253.
Federico García Lorca is celebrated the world over for his poetry, music and plays. Yet at the age of 27, he was still a struggling artist living with his parents, staging puppet plays that were laughed off the stage by the critics. His need for freedom fueled his desire to succeed. In search of duende, his travels through New York and Cuba became a quest for cultural integration and gender acceptance. In the Americas, Lorca shined like a mad and fiery diamond, fusing his cante jondo with Afro-Cuban son to create a new rhythm of powerfully poetic drama.
“Duende de Lorca” follows the early years of Federico’s early successes from the opening night of “Mariana Pineda,” followed by the printing of “Gypsy Ballads” and “Poet in New York.” Audiences will share in his triumphs and failures and his relationships with Salvador Dali, Melchor Almagro, Emilio Aladren and others as his journey from Spain to New York and Cuba shapes his life and his art.