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A Peasant of El Salvador

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A Peasant of El Salvador

Time: October 7, 2011 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Fair Haven School
Street: 164 Grand Avenue
City/Town: New Haven
Website or Map: http://bregamos.tripod.com/
Phone: 866 631 8880
Event Type: play
Organized By: Chris Schweitzer
Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2011

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Bregamos Community Theater and the New Haven / León Sister City Project will present the play A Peasant of El Salvador (Un Campesino de El Salvador) at Fair Haven School’s black box theatre, October 6th-14th.  

 

A Peasant of El Salvador (by Peter Gould and Stephen Stearns) tells the story of a farmer who struggles to maintain his family and land during a rising tide of economic instability and political violence. Set in El Salvador in the 1970’s and 1980’s, this is a classic story that speaks to realities in the United States and Latin America today. This production is part of an ongoing bi-national theatre project exploring social justice in New Haven and its sister city of León, Nicaragua.

 

The play will be performed during National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15th-October 15th, and will feature talkbacks and Theatre of the Oppressed activities focusing on the links between current economic and political realities of Latin America, and Latin American immigrants and refugees living and working in New Haven.

 

The bilingual play, directed by Rob Esposito, welcomes both English- and Spanish-speaking audiences. $12 performances are Friday, October 7 at 8pm, Saturday, October 8 at 3pm, Thursday, October 13 at 8pm, and Friday, October 14 at 8pm. There will be a preview (admission free; donation encouraged) Thursday, October 6 at 8pm.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 866 631-8880 or go to  www.bregamos.org.

 

Presented with support from the International Association of New Haven, The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center at Yale University, and La Voz Hispana.

 

Press about A PEASANT OF EL SALVADOR, by Peter Gould and Stephen Stearns:

 

“A beautifully written script tells the story of Jesús, a peasant farmer in El Salvador, who loses his family to a corrupt government. As the relationships between multinationals and Western governments become clear you’ll discover the real oppressors are closer to home than you might think...An important play for anyone with a political conscience or an interest in humanity.” – Edinburgh Festival Reviews, August 2001

 

“Magnificent and moving!” – Pete Seeger

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