News: LaMicro Theater Returns to Live Performance with "Third Wing"


Under the direction of José Ignacio Vivero, the cast of Third Wing at a recent rehearsal. Photo by MVO
After two years of virtual events (and three years in total away from live performance) due to the coronavirus pandemic, NYC-based Latino indie theater company LaMicro Theater returns to the in-person stage with a production of Third Wing (or The Story of an Absurd Attempt), an award-winning play from renowned Argentine actor and playwright Claudio Tolcachir. Written originally in Spanish, under the title Tercer Cuerpo, the play was translated into English by Jean Graham-Jones, and it will be presented in English. The play takes place in a decrepit public office, a couple’s home, a bar, and a medical office. It’s about the lives of five people, all bounded by loneliness, estrangement, and the need for love. Five people who all want to fall in love; five people who are unable to cope. Meanwhile, they go on living, working, trying. In spite of everything, every day, they want to live.

“We are thrilled to be back live; it’s been a huge effort. Thus, we’re proud of the team’s work,” said Pietro González, LaMicro’s co-founder and director. “This play is about very solitary characters suffering with frustrations, couple’s feuds, traumas, relationship worries, be it sexual or economic. This’s something we can all relate to.”

Artwork for Third Wing by Chilean illustrator Daniella Ferretti.
Third Wing 
is directed by José Ignacio Vivero and stars Alicia Cerón, Pietro González, María Renée Lavalle, Sonia Mera, and Juanes Montoya. 

It will play at The Chain Theater (312 W. 36th St., 4th floor, Manhattan) on Thursday, June 23, Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm; and on Sunday, June 26 at 3:00 pm.

Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for students and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.

In addition to its stage productions, LaMicro Theater, founded in 2003 with the mission to present high-quality Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Latino theater in English and bilingual productions, has created an educational program at the Sunnyside Public Library, offering a Children’s Theater Workshop which has always closed with a final presentation opened to the public and based on an original children’s story adapted to the theater. LaMicro has also had a Reading Series called Escena Sur that varies each year. It takes the format of a mini-festival, and it has consisted of public staged readings offered to New York City audiences. Finally, LaMicro Theater has an English program to teach English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) using Applied Theater techniques as a creative tool. 

Comments

  1. ¡Muy buena obra! Tolcachir retrata muy bien la vida cotidiana. Great production, kudos to LaMicro Theater!

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