Because community is what gets us through turbulent times,
The Upstart Creatures present
a new play development workshop:
a disloyal adaptation by Cusi Cram
directed by Suzanne Agins
Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16, 2019
Metro Baptist Church
410 West 40th Street
Stephen Bel Davies
Ariel Neema Blake
Ralph Adriel Johnson*
Stage Manager: Kristin Loughry*
Costume Designer: Megan Rutherford
Sound Designer: Hillel Friedman
Line Producer: Portia Krieger
Graphic Design: Tracy Patterson
and a gourmet meal
lovingly prepared by the company:
El Menú de la Gente
Escalivada, a lively salad of eggplants and peppers
A rebellious Tomato Gazpacho
Pork Shoulder, roasted in the fires of justice
(vegetarian option will be available)
Humble and delicious Patatas Bravas
Cordobesan Torrija Trifasic: Creme brûlée, raspberry gelee and fig and Marcona Almond earth
dessert generously provided by Chef Mikel de Luis of Amona
...ALL FOR FREE! (BYOB)
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
An Actors Equity approved showcase.
Fuente Ovejuna is considered the masterpiece of Lope de Vega, a Spanish poet and dramatist who lived around the same time as William Shakespeare, and who is considered second only to Cervantes in Spanish literature. Despite this reverence, his work (as with most Spanish Golden Age literature) is largely unknown in the English-speaking world.
Cusi Cram's adaptation is full of joy and humor, and a great appreciation of food and wine, just like every Upstart Creatures event!
Fuente Ovejuna tells the story of a town that rebels against brutal suppression by its lord. Based on a real-life incident, the play has been embraced by various political groups throughout history, using the rallying cry “todos a una como Fuente Ovejuna” to support democratic, socialist, or communist causes.