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A bilingual Teatro Milagro touring production written by Dañel Malán will take to the stage in January.  Malán, Ajai Terrazas-Tripathi, Tricia Castañeda-Gonzáles and Daniel Moreno in the revival of Milagro’s national touring production FRIDA, un retablo, onstage Jan. 10-19, 2013 at the Milagro Theatre. It’s Directed/choreographed by Gabriela Portuguez. The remount — the play’s third time on national tour — is inspired by constant requests from Milagro followers, coupled with rave reviews from the 2007 production.

ABOUT THE PLAY: In Tehuantepec dress with eyebrows taking flight like the wings of a raven, Frida Kahlo is legendary for her numerous affairs, self-portraits and an independence that inspired generations of feminists around the world. From the streetcar accident that left her crippled, to her torrid relationship with muralist Diego Rivera, life and art intertwine in this story of one of Mexico’s most acclaimed visual artists. She was called a surrealist, but Frida said she never painted dreams, only her own reality.

SPECIAL EVENT: In conjunction with the play, Milagro is also pleased to present an art installation created by Susan Espino that explores the life and work of Frida Kahlo. Situated in the Zócalo room adjacent to Milagro’s lobby, the walk-through exhibit will depict vignettes from Kahlos’ home, the “Blue House” in Coyoacán, Mexico. Visitors will have the opportunity to read Frida’s letters and poetry, try on clothing and make-up, and even try their own hand at drawing a self-portrait. The exhibit will also include handmade dolls by Lulu Moon and photography by Sylvia Malán-González and Russell J. Young. The exhibit is free and open to the public one hour prior to each performance, as well as all day between 2 p.m. matinee and 8 p.m. closing performance Saturday, Jan. 19.

Below are dates and more information about this cultural event.

Thursday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., Preview

Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Opening Night with complimentary reception catered by La Bamba Restaurant

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Matinees: Sunday, Jan. 13 and Saturday Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon 97214

ADMISSION: $12 – $24; discounts for students, seniors, groups of 15+ and advance purchases

Tickets can be purchased from www.milagro.org or 503-236-7253

STUDY GUIDE: Complimentary bilingual study guide available from www.milagro.org or [email protected]

This production is sponsored by Garcia Seabold Investments, LLC                     

Miracle Theatre Group’s 2012-2013 season is supported in part by Equity Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council and Work for Art, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Collins Foundation, Ronni Lacroute, Oregon Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Kinsman Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Juan Young Trust, PGE Foundation, US Bancorp Foundation, KeyBank Foundation, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Rose Tucker Charitable Trust, Carpenter Foundation, Jackson Foundation, Hoover Family Foundation, Templeton Foundation, Portland Timbers, El Centinela, and El Hispanic News/PQ Monthly. 

ABOUT MIRACLE THEATRE GROUP

For more than 28 years, the Miracle Theatre Group has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre to the Northwest community. In addition to its national tours, Miracle provides a home for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches the local community with a variety of community outreach projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture. For more information about the Miracle Theatre Group, visit www.milagro.org or call 503-236-7253.

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