Portland, March 25th. An original play created by Miracle Theatre Group,” Jardín de Sueños” (Garden of Dreams) is on stage at the Milagro Theatre at 525 SE Stark Street. The nonprofit is dedicated to the Hispanic arts and community and has introduced a host of new performers, opportunities, and diverse artists to the local arts scene. (Photo Credit, Russell Young)

Pablo Saldana and Gabriela Dipascuale in Miracle Theatre Group’s production of “Jardín de Sueños” (Garden of Dreams),

Pablo Saldana and Gabriela Dipascuale in Miracle Theatre Group’s production of “Jardín de Sueños” (Garden of Dreams),

Miracle’s outreach initiatives serve the underprivileged, at-risk youth, and under-served communities and individuals throughout the Northwest. Miracle has also utilized its artistic capacity and resources to collaborate with local and regional human and social service agencies to assist them in addressing important issues impacting health, education and cultural sensitivity.

Siumara Samayoa, Gabriela Dipascuale, Rosa Cristobal and Juan Antonio Martínez in Miracle Theatre Group’s production of “Jardín de Sueños” (Garden of Dreams),

Siumara Samayoa, Gabriela Dipascuale, Rosa Cristobal and Juan Antonio Martínez in Miracle Theatre Group’s production of “Jardín de Sueños” (Garden of Dreams),

Here’s more about the production:

Imagine the impossible, the magnificent, the terrifying … Like a garden of dreams, folktales are filled with legendary creatures who lead us down the paths of discovery. For some, it’s about love; for others, it’s about knowledge. For young Cristina, it’s about listening to her heart and finding her voice. Cristina is about to finish high school and go to college, and she needs all the support she can get. But her family is distracted by the technology of modern life, from cell phones and text messages to bills and budgets. They are all too busy to listen. But when Cristina enters a dream world, she encounters several familiar characters from Latino folklore — the jaguar, the armadillo, and the daughter of the Sun God, among others — who not only help her speak her mind, but give her the confidence to face her future. 

Siumara Samayoa and Pablo Saldana in Miracle Theatre Group’s production of “Jardín de Sueños” (Garden of Dreams),

Siumara Samayoa and Pablo Saldana in Miracle Theatre Group’s production of “Jardín de Sueños” (Garden of Dreams),

JARDÍN DE SUEÑOS

Written by Sofia May-Cuxim, based on text by Pablo Jiménez and Teatro Español, Directed by Nelda Reyes,  

Sponsored by Sterling Savings Bank, Oregon Cultural Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, The Oregonian and the Consulate of Mexico in Portland

Presented in Spanish with easy-to-follow supertitles in English

WHEN: MARCH 22-APRIL 14, 2012 Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

WHERE: MILAGRO THEATRE, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon 97214

ADMISSION: $10 – $29; discounts for students, seniors, groups of 15+ and advance purchases

Tickets can be purchased from on line or by calling 503-236-7253

MORE INFORMATION: 503-236-7253 or http://www.milagro.org/

From The Miracle Theatre Group: We offers you an experience unlike anything else around. See one show, and you’ll have crossed the border to another culture; see a whole season, and you’ll have traveled the globe. Where else can you see live performances of a play by Federico García Lorca in Spanish with English supertitles? Or observe Portland’s longest-running (and bilingual) Day of the Dead celebration? From Afro-Cuban dance theatre to Argentine novelas, from Golden Age classics to world premieres of new work, you’ll find that performances at El Centro Milagro are always vivacious and visually stunning. We believe in experimentation informed by tradition; thinking creatively and acting collaboratively; being irreverent but never irrelevant. We entertain; we give you pause to think, feel and imagine; and, through the cultural lens of latinidad, we embrace the full spectrum of humanity.

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