Teatro Paraguas presents Poesía de México, a tribute to the poetry of Mexico, opening on October 5, 2012 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque for three performances, and continuing at Teatro Paraguas Studio in Santa Fe for six performances through October 21, 2012.
Poesía de México is the ninth production in Teatro Paraguas’ Poetry Tribute series, which began in 2004 with a tribute to Pablo Neruda on the 100th anniversary of his birth. As in all of the productions, the actors “perform” selected poems, incorporating lights, music, costume, props, narration, and projections which include English translations. Poesía de México is a trilingual production, with poems presented in Nuahuatl, Spanish and English.
Crawford MacCallum, a founding member of Teatro Paraguas, selected the poems, created a script, and directs the production. The cast includes Sara Arana, Xochitl Ehrl, Pamela Sher, Anne Foster, Mario Moreno, Jonathan Harrell, Dan Bohnhorst, and Argos MacCallum. David Briggs provides guitar accompaniment.