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. 2017 – 2018 is Repertorio Español’s 50th anniversary season.
Repertorio Español January 2018
January 1 – 7
Colombian stand-up comic Saulo García does his Sin Wi-Fi También Se Vive show Saturday, January 6 at 8 pm and Sunday, January 7 at 3 pm. $17 – $72
January 8 – 14
Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa plays Wednesday January 10 at 11 am. $30
Mexican – American drama Blind Spot plays Thursday, January 11 at 11 am. $30
Spanish classic El Quijote plays Friday, January 12 at 11 am. $30
Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio y Mujer plays Friday, January 12 at 8 pm. $17 – $68
Argentine comedy La Fiaca plays Saturday, January 13 at 8 pm, and Sunday, January 14 at 3 pm. $17 -$72
January 15 – 21
Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa plays Wednesday, January 17 at 11 am. $30
Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas plays Thursday, January 18 at 11 am. $30
Mexican – American drama Blind Spot plays Friday, January 19 at 8 pm. $17 – $66
Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa plays Saturday, January 20 at 3 pm. $17 – $66
Puerto Rican musical La Canción plays Saturday, January 20 at 8 pm and Sunday, January 21 at 3 pm. $17 – $72
January 22 – 28
Classic Spanish story El Quijote plays Wednesday January 24 at 11 am. $30
Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas plays Friday, January 26 at 8 pm. $17 – $66
Brazilian comedy Doña Flor y sus Dos Maridos plays Saturday, January 27 at 8 pm. $17 – $66
Argentine comedy La Fiaca plays Sunday, January 28 at 3 pm. $17 – $72
January 29 – February 4
Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas plays Tuesday, January 30 at 11 am. $30
Spanish drama La Casa de Bernarda Alba plays Thursday, February 1 at 11 am. $30
Argentine comedy La Fiaca plays Saturday, February 3 at 8 pm. $17 – $72
Brazilian comedy Doña Flor y sus Dos Maridos plays Sunday, February 4 at 3 pm. $17 – $66
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 (Punto Ciego)
Blind Spot is Gerardo Cárdenas’ 2015 play about an undocumented immigrant who joins the military to earn his papers, but gets something else.
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.
Valor, Agravio y Mujer
A revival of a Spanish Golden Age comedy.
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138 East 27th St (between Third Ave & Lexington)
New York, NY 10016
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