The Portland Hispanic Professionals Network Message Board › LAZARILLO – World Premiere (Bilingual)
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Sold to a blind beggar as a child and then passed from one master to another — each more cruel and incompetent than the previous — young Lazarillo must pilfer and deceive to survive, and is usually punished for his pains. But like his literary successors Pinocchio or Huck Finn, the endearing Lazarillo learns to fake miracles and mouse infestations, to expose hucksters and the absurdities of the establishment, all in an attempt to elevate his position in society. Based on the first picaresque novel once banned by the Inquisition, this modern interpretation set in the Bronx of the 1980s integrates hip-hop, circus and comedia dell’arte traditions to create a vibrant evening of physical theatre suitable for audiences age 5 and older. Bilingual.
Performances May 6-28. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Preview. Friday, May 6, 8 p.m., Opening Night with complimentary reception catered by La Bonita Restaurant.
Tickets $14 - $25; discounts for students, seniors and advance purchases. Tickets can be purchased from www.milagro.org or 503-236-7253.
Miracle Theatre 525 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97214
Created by CarlosAlexis Cruz, based on the novel Lazarillo de Tormes
Directed by CarlosAlexis Cruz
Sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, The Boeing Company and Urban Robotics