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HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST-March 4-13

12 Feb

OFFICIAL HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST POSTER

At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordinian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action-film hero. At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community, providing hot meals and an open door for the needy.

The final installment in Hudes’s three-play cycle, which began with the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water By the Spoonful, The Happiest Song Plays Last is about the search for redemption, humility and one’s place in the world.

Raíces Theatre Company Presents the last play in Hudes’s Elliot Triology ‘The Happiest Song Plays Last’, having produced a reading of the first part-‘Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue’ in 2015 then Raíces Artistic Director Victoria Pérez played Odessa in Road Less Traveled production of the second part of the trilogy ‘Water by the Spoonful’. Actor Anthony Alcocer will have played Elliot in all three plays! The play uses live puertorican jibaro music to merge the stories of the two worlds.

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2015-2016 Season

5 Jan

In our new home:

Manny Fried Playhouse at Subversive Theatre
255 Great Arrow 3rd Floor

IN THE HEIGHTS in collaboration with Musicalfare Theatre
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría-Hudes
Directed by Randall Kramer
Choreography by Michael Walline
Music Direction Theresa Quinn
September 9-Octboer 11, 2015

HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
By Quiara Alegría-Hudes
Directed by Victoria Pérez
March 5-March 12, 2016

DESDE EL PUENTE-One act plays
May 27-June 5, 2016

VOCES LATINAS Reading Series-To be announced!

Annual Fundraiser La Gran Fiesta-EnSALSAte! November 13th

22 Oct

Raíces Theatre Company will hold our annual fundraiser.  This years theme is EnSALSAte-a dance contest! The evening will consits of appetizer, cash bar, basket raffle, DJ music, dance presentations and live entertainment by the Raíces Ensemble culmunating with a salsa dance contest! $25 General Admission, $40 per non-competing couple and $50 per competing couple.
La Gran Fiesta Official (1)

Tickets

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IN THE HEIGHTS! A collaboration between Musicalfare Theatre and Raíces September 9th-October 11th

13 Aug

In the heights poster

September 9th – October 11th

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed by Randall Kramer
Choreographed by Michael Walline
Music Direction by Theresa Quinn
Dramaturgy by Victoria Pérez

Meet the cast here!

Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations, IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where romances bloom, dreams are challenged, and a winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything.  It features a tuneful and spirited musical score enlivened by the dance rhythms of salsa and Latin pop.

The production stars Marta Aracelis, Cecelia Barron, Taylor Carlson, Arin Lee Dandes, Arianne Davidow, Elena Victoria Feliz, Alejandro Gabriel Gómez, Rolando Martín Gómez, Adam Hayes, Dudney Joseph, Jr., Ricky Marchese, Bob Mazierski, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Victoria Pérez, and Jon Yepez. Set Design is by Chris Schenk, Lighting & Sound Design is by Chris Cavanagh, Costume Design is by Kari Drozd and Hair, Wig and Makeup Design is by Susan Drozd.

The performance schedule is September 9th – October 11th, Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. There will be a special “half-price preview” on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00pm.  Meet-the-cast talkbacks take place after all Wednesday performances EXCEPT opening night, September 9th

 

Ticket prices are $41 for all performances. Student and Group rates available.

Ticket reservations may be made by calling 716-839-8540 or online at http://www.musicalfare.com

All seating is assigned.  Visa, Mastercard, Discover and checks are accepted.

 

Raíces VOCES LATINAS Presenta La Edad de la Ciruela-¡Nuestra última lectura de la temporada!

17 Feb

la edad de la ciruela

La Edad de la Ciruela de Arístides Vargas

Dirigida por Sheila M. López
Protagonizada por Ingrid Córdova y Sarielys Matos

Domingo 15 de marzo
6pm
Road Less Traveled Theatre
639 Main St.
Gratis
Lectura es en Español

La edad de la ciruela es un intercambio epistolar entre dos hermanas; un recorrido de memorias sobre las mujeres que formaron parte de su niñez, todas con aficiones a musas. Despertaremos un pasado que continuará vivo mientras tengamos memoria de él. Conoceremos tías sonámbulas y videntes, abuelas en bicicletas bebiendo vino de ciruela, ratas que comen huevos fritos y toman café con leche, y hasta una madre que elije ser árbol en vez de pájaro. Visitaremos un pasado privado de hombres, de mujeres atrapadas por estereotipos y marcadas por el tiempo. Llevaremos el tiempo ante un fiscal, y le rendiremos juicio.

Elliot, A Solidier’s Fugue-Our Next VOCES LATINAS Reading

20 Jan

VOCES LATINAS Reading Series
Elliot, A Solidier’s Fuge
by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Sunday, January 25th at 6pm
Road Less Traveled Theater
639 Main St. (Use the Washington Street Entrance)
Free Admission!
Reading is in English

Cast in rehearsal

Cast in rehearsal

Melding a poetic dreamscape with a stream-of-consciousness narrative, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue takes us on an unforgettable journey across time and generations. Lyrically tracing the legacy of war on a single Puerto Rican family, this Pulitzer Prize finalist is the first installment in Quiara Alegria Hudes’ The Elliot Trilogy. Directed by Road Less Traveled’s Artistic Director Scott Behrend nd starring Anthony Alcocer, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Victor Morales and Dan Walker.

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! DESDE EL PUENTE Play Submission

8 Jan

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTEDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2015!

Call for Submissions

            Desde el Puente

                10 Plays/10 Minutes each

                                       1st Annual 10 Minute Play Festival                                                   

Calling all Latino Playwrights to submit to Desde El Puente, Raíces Theatre Company’s 1st Annual 10 minute Play Festival.  Ten plays will be chosen to have a 4 day run from June 11 to June 14 2015 in Buffalo, NY.

Please read our submissions guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be taken seriously. 

Playwrights: May submit a maximum of 2 One Act Plays no longer than 10 minutes, if you find yourselves with more than 10 pages on hand ( or less) please read it aloud and time it.   All plays must have a cast no larger than 6 characters and minimal set requirements as there is no time for elaborate set changes.  All plays must deal with subject matter that relates to the Latino culture. If selected your play will be cast, produced and directed by Raíces Theatre Company. All plays will run every night. Selected plays will receive at $20 royalty. Please email your submissions to play to raicessubmissions@gmail.com in standard format WORD or PDF. Subject line should have your name and title of the play. Body of email should contain your contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number and email)

 

Deadlines: All submissions must have arrived before February 15, 2015. An email confirmation will be sent to you when we receive your play. If we select your play for the festival we will notify you no later than April 31st, 2015. Please do not email us asking for status, if you are selected you will be notified. Please note that Plays will be read as they come so the earlier you submit your play the better, once we have 10 that we like we reserve the right to close the submissions before the dateline.

 

We look forward to reading your work!

LA LUZ DE UN CIGARRILLO de Marco Antonio Rodriguez

21 Nov

Raices Presenta con Honor y Alegria LA LUZ DE UN CIGARRILLO

Luz de un Cigarrillo Official Poster

4 al 7 de diciembre
jueves, viernes, sabado 7:30
domingo 6pm

$15 la entrada

Nos Vemos en el Teatro

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!-DESDE EL PUENTE Annual One-Act Play Festival

1 Aug

 Call for Submissions

            Desde el Puente

                10 Plays/10 Minutes each

                                       1st Annual One Act Play Festival                                                   

Calling all Latino Playwrights to submit to Desde El Puente, Raíces Theatre Company’s 1st Annual One Act Play Festival.  Ten plays will be chosen to have a 4 day run from June 11 to June 14 2015 in Buffalo, NY.

Please read our submissions guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be taken seriously. 

Playwrights: May submit a maximum of 2 One Act Plays no longer than 10 minutes, if you find yourselves with more than 10 pages on hand ( or less) please read it aloud and time it.   All plays must have a cast no larger than 6 characters and minimal set requirements as there is no time for elaborate set changes.  All plays must deal with subject matter that relates to the Latino culture. If selected your play will be cast, produced and directed by Raíces Theatre Company. All plays will run every night. Selected plays will receive at $20 royalty. Please email your submissions to play to raicessubmissions@gmail.com in standard format WORD or PDF. Subject line should have your name and title of the play. Body of email should contain your contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number and email)

 

Deadlines: All submissions must have arrived before December 31st, 2014. An email confirmation will be sent to you when we receive your play. If we select your play for the festival we will notify you no later than April 31st, 2015. Please do not email us asking for status, if you are selected you will be notified. Please note that Plays will be read as they come so the earlier you submit your play the better, once we have 10 that we like we reserve the right to close the submissions before the dateline.

 

We look forward to reading your work!

OUR NEW SEASON! ¡NUESTRA NUEVA TEMPORADA!

1 Aug

Main Productions @ Ujima Theater Company 545 Elmwood ave.

LA LUZ DE UN CIGARILLO de Marco Antonio Rodríguez
dirigida por Victoria Pérez
4 al 7 de Diciembre, 2014 (in Spanish)
General Admission $15.00

DESDE EL PUENTE-Annual One Act Play festival
June 11-14, 2015
General Admission $15.00

VOCES LATINAS Reading Series @ Road Less Traveled Theater 639 Main St.
(all readings are free to the public)

Yo Soy Latina by Linda Nieves-Powell
directed by Victoria Pérez
September 21, 2014

Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
by Quiara Alegria Hudes
directed by Scott Behrend
January 25, 2015

La Edad de la Ciruela
by Arístides Várgas
directed by Sheila M. López
March 15, 2015 (in Spanish)