Repertorio Español is a Spanish-language Off-Broadway theatre company. It presents over 300 performances a year of repertory productions based on the cultures of Hispanic countries.
September 2017 at Repertorio Español
The season starts with Spanish Flamenco dancer Olga Pericet.
September 4 – 10
Argentine comedy La Fiaca plays Saturday, September 9 at 8pm and Sunday, September 10 at 3pm. $17 – $72
September 11 – 17
Mexican-American drama Blind Spot plays Friday, September 15 at 8pm. $17 – $66
Colombian comedy Sin WiFi También Se Vive plays Saturday, September 16 at 8pm and Sunday, September 17 at 3pm. $17 – $72
September 18 – 24
Dominican drama En el Nombre de Salomé plays Friday, September 22 at 8pm.
Spanish comedy Burundanga plays Saturday, September 23 at 8pm. $17 – $72
Latin musical La Canción plays Sunday, September 24 at 3pm. $17 – $72
September 25 – 30
Mexican-American drama Blind Spot plays Friday, September 29 at 8pm. $17 – $66
Argentine comedy La Fiaca plays Saturday, September 30 at 8pm. $17 – $72
Repertorio Español has become part of the landscape
Repertorio Español was founded in 1968 by Producer Gilberto Zaldívar and Artistic Director René Buch. It’s mission is to produce good theatre in Spanish. The company moved to the Gramercy Arts Theater in 1972.
Repertorio Español has produced over 250 original shows. Productions are done in Spanish, but English subtitles make them accessible to everyone. Staging tends to be minimal, but the writing and acting are well done. The company has won OBIE, Drama Desk, ACE, HOLA and ENCORE awards.
The company also develops new playwrights through its annual MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, and new directors through The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship for Directors. It also does educational outreach through its ¡Dignidad! program for high school students.
For Spanish-speakers, Repertorio Español puts on the best Off-Broadway shows in town. It’s definitely a place to take your mom or your mother-in-law.
Repertorio Español Productions
10 Millones is Carlos Celdrán’s Cuban National Theater Award winner.
Blind Spot is
Burundanga is José Zayas production of Jordi Galcerán’s Spanish comedy that shows why giving your daughter’s boyfriend truth serum may not be a good idea.
Crónica de una muerte anunciada
Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) is Jorge Alí Triana version of Fabio Rubiano’s adaptation of the Colombian novella by Gabriel García Márquez. It’s based on the true story of an honor killing and the townspeople’s collective responsibility for not stopping what they all knew was about to happen.
Doña Flor y sus Dos Maridos
Doña Flor y sus Dos Maridos (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos, Dona Flor and her two husbands) is an adaptation of Jorge Amado’s novel. The widow Doña Flor marries a respectable pharmacist, and then her wild playboy of a first-husband returns from the dead.
El Quijote is director Jorge Alí Triana’s version of Santiago García’s adaptation of the Spanish literary classic.
En el Nombre del Salóme
En el Nombre del Salóme (In the Name of Salomé) is a Marco Antonio Rodríguez adaptation of the Julia Alvarez story about Dominican poet & women’s education activist Salomé Ureña.
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas is based on the Dominican classic about standing up to dictatorship.
La Cancíon is Cándido Tirado’s New York Puerto Rican musical about the song that popped into your head one day.
La Casa de Bernarda Alba
La Casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba, 1945) is a play by beloved Spanish dramaticist Federico García Lorca.
La Fiaca is Ricardo Talesnik’s 1967 Argentine comedy about an office worker who decides not to go to work one Monday.
La Gringa is a comedy about a young New Yorker who goes to Puerto Rico to explore her family roots.
La Tía Julia y el Escribidor
La Tía Julia y el Escribidor (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) is a Caridad Svich comic adaptation of the novel by Peruvian Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa.
La Zapatera Prodigiosa
La Zapatera Prodigiosa is Andrés Zambrano’s vision of Federico Lorca’s Spanish comedy about a young wife and her older shoemaker husband.
Niño a los 40
Niño a los 40 is standup comedy by Spanish actor and writer Txemi Parra.
Sin WiFi También Se Vive
Sin WiFi También Se Vive is Colombian funny-man Saulo Garcia’s latest take on life without WiFi.
Visiting Repertorio Español
138 East 27th St (between Third Ave & Lexington)
New York, NY 10016
(4) (6) to 28th St
(N) (Q) (R) (W) to 23rd St
Get tickets at the door or www.Repertorio.nyc