Happily Ever After at the Monticello Opera House.

Tallahassee Hispanic Theater will be presenting its new play Happily Ever After at the Monticello Opera House on November 9-10, 16-17.
Happily Ever After
 is an evening of short plays and monologues reflecting on love and relationships. The short plays (MisunderstandingsDon’t Take it Personally, and Melodrama) present couples in three different stages of a relationship, along with some of the challenges, fears, and insecurities which many couples face. The monologues (An Ugly Boyfriend and Perceptions) share insights into the minds of two women struggling with jealousy and self-doubt.

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The plays were written by Cristina Colmena, a writer and playwright from Spain, based in New York since 2010. Some of her plays have been staged in La Habana, Madrid, Washington DC, and Miami. Her pieces Happily Ever After and Typing, also participated in the PEN World Voices Festival (April 2013) as part of the “Staged Readings Series New Plays from Spain” in the Martin Segal Theater (NYC).

The first weekend of the play, November 9-10, the playwright will be attending the shows, and will share with the audience in a Q&A event after the performances. This is a great opportunity for the audience to interact with the author, and discuss aspects of the play, the creative process, and the production in an informal manner.

People can also enjoy a traditional Hispanic dinner before the show, at 7:00 p.m. Dinner is optional. You can buy tickets for the dinner and play, or just for the play at the MOH website: http://www.monticellooperahouse.org.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a tender, intimate and sometimes comical look at the complicated path that many relationships take. After all one plus one does not always equal two.

1st Annual Micro Theater Festival

These are the four plays that will be presented in the festival

A Brief Encounter Updated

This play was written by one of the most important contemporary playwrights from Spain: Jose Luis Alonso de Santos. It’s a conversation between a subway driver and a lonely woman who spend the night together after meeting at a bar. With a tragicomic tone we learn about their sorrows and hopes. Directed by Jeff Mandel.

The Madwoman of Chaillot Updated

“The Madwoman of Chaillot” is a play written by Venezuelan actress, director and playwright Gladys Prince, who has been part of the theater scene in Caracas for decades. She wrote this monologue inspired by the play with the same name written by Jean Giraudoux in 1943. It tells the story of an eccentric and sharp-tongued woman with a mix of satire and comedy that undoubtedly will charm the audience. Directed by Alejandra Gutierrez and interpreted by Marcy Palmer.

And the OscarShould go to... Updated

“And the Oscar should go to” is a fresh comedy by Spanish playwright Marc Egea. It’s Oscar night and the presenter, an old Hollywood legend, has made a mistake reading the name of the winner for Best Actress. What will he do? And more importantly, what will she do? Directed by Mickey Clickner, and interpreted by Mike Herrin and Amanda Street.

A trip To the Future Updated

In “A Trip to the Future” Lana and Tom explore the possibilities that the future may have for them in a “trip” full of surprises. The piece is filled with pop culture references, from Back to the Future to The Matrix. It was written by Nathalia Paolini, a Venezuelan actress, director, and playwright who currently lives in Spain. Directed by Kevin Carr.

Enjoy a different theatrical experience: 1st Annual Micro Theater Festival

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Tallahassee Hispanic Theater embraces the concept of Micro Theater, started in 2009 in Spain, presenting a group of short plays that will be performed in the same space: the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum. Micro-theater is a form of theater very popular these days in Spain, Latin America and places like Miami and New York. It brings short stage performances up close to the audience in unusual venues.

Besides the plays, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy Hispanic food, drinks and live music, interpreted by Charles Santiago and Jesse García.

This will be a non-traditional theater event, where the audience will be able to enjoy the setting, the music, and the performances presented all in the same open space, while moving freely around the space and mingling with others.

For its First Annual Micro Theater festival, THT will be presenting four 15-20 minute plays written by well-known playwrights, as well as fresh new pieces by young authors.

“The Madwoman of Chaillot” is a play written by Venezuelan actress, director and playwright Gladys Prince, who has been part of the theater scene in Caracas for decades. She wrote this monologue inspired by the play with the same name written by Jean Giraudoux in 1943. It tells the story of an eccentric and sharp-tongued woman with a mix of satire and comedy that undoubtedly will charm the audience. Directed by Alejandra Gutierrez and interpreted by Marcy Palmer.

The play “A Brief Encounter” was written by one of the most important contemporary playwrights from Spain: Jose Luis Alonso de Santos. It’s a conversation between a subway driver and a lonely woman who spend the night together after meeting at a bar. With a tragicomic tone we learn about their sorrows and hopes. Directed by Jeff Mandel.

“And the Oscar should go to” is a fresh comedy by Spanish playwright Marc Egea. It’s Oscar night and the presenter, an old Hollywood legend, has made a mistake reading the name of the winner for Best Actress. What will he do? And more importantly, what will she do? Directed by Mickey Clickner, and interpreted by Mike Herrin and Amanda Street.

In “A Trip to the Future” Lana and Tom explore the possibilities that the future may have for them in a “trip” full of surprises. The piece is filled with pop culture references, from Back to the Future to The Matrix. It was written by Nathalia Paolini, a Venezuelan actress, director, and playwright who currently lives in Spain. Directed by Kevin Carr.

July 20-21

8:00 p.m.

Carriage House at Goodgood Museum

Tickets: $5 Students, $8 Seniors and Goodwood members, $10 General. Cash or Card at the door.