Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway theatre company. It presents over 300 performances a year of repertory productions, many of which are based on famous literature from Hispanic and Luso countries.
2017 – 2018 is Repertorio Español’s 50th anniversary season. ¡Bravo!
Repertorio Español Shows
March 12 – 18, 2018
Puerto Rican musical La Canción plays Sunday, March 18 at 3 pm. $17 – $72
March 19 – 25, 2018
Dominican drama En el tiempo de las mariposas plays Monday – Tuesday, March 19 – 20, at 11 am. $30
Spanish Golden Age comedy Valor, Agravio y Mujer plays Wednesday – March 21, at 11 am. $30
Spanish drama La casa de Bernarda Alba plays Thursday, March 22 at 11 am. $30
Colombian drama El coronel no tiene quien le escriba plays Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm. $17 – $72
Classic Spanish comedy El Quijote plays Friday, March 23 at 11 am. $30
Mexican – American drama Blind Spot plays Friday, March 23 at 8 pm. $17 – $66
Puerto Rican comedy La Gringa plays Saturday, March 24 at 3 pm. $17 – $66
Colombian stand-up comic Saul Garcia does his Sin WiFi también se vive on Saturday, March 24 at 8 pm, and Sunday, March 25 at 3 pm. $17 – $72
Repertorio Español is NYC’s Home for Spanish Broadway Shows
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 Coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No one Writes to the Colonel) is Jorge Alí Triana and Verónica Triana’s 2018 adaptation of the Gabriel Garciá Márquez novel. Directed by Jorge Alí Triana.
The story covers a few months in the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession. Reduced to penury despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the only apparent contact with the outside world comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, “Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel.”
El Quijote is director Jorge Alí Triana’s lusty, comic 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.
Visit Repertorio Español
138 East 27th St (between Third Ave & Lexington)
New York, NY 10016
(4) (6) to 28th St
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