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November 18, 2005

UMBC Department of Theatre presents The Love of Don Perlimplín for Belisa in the Garden by Federico García Lorca

December 1-10, 2005
UMBC Theatre

Contact:
Tom Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
410-455-3370
tmoore@umbc.edu

From December 1st through 10th, the UMBC Department of Theatre presents The Love of Don Perlimplín for Belisa in the Garden by Federico García Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Xerxes Mehta with set and costume design by Elena Zlotescu and lighting design by Terry Cobb.

A delicious little tragic farce by Spain’s greatest modern playwright, Don Perlimplín rings sly and shocking changes on that comic staple—the rich old man with the sexy young wife. A small masterpiece from Lorca’s surrealist period, when he was collaborating with his friends Buñuel and Dalí, this fantastical parody of the classical Spanish “honor” tragedy plays lighthearted games with color, shape, language, the human form, and “reality” in general. The production includes songs and music.

Formally, Perlimplín is a play about an art form reinventing itself, just as, thematically, it is a play about the birth of an artist. Suffering shakes Don Perlimplin out of his fear of chaos into the power of his imagination. Reborn into life, love and eros, ironically through death, the Don, and his creator, in redoubled irony, find their place in the great traditional theme of Spanish literature and art—the truth of desire and the reality of imagined worlds.

"My first plays were unpresentable....In these impossible plays lie my real intentions. But to demonstrate a personality and gain the right to respect, I've written other things."
—Federico García Lorca, 1936

Showtimes
Thursday, December 1st, 8 pm (preview)
Friday, December 2nd, 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, December 3rd, 8 pm
Sunday, December 4th, 4 pm
Thursday, December 8th, 4 pm
Friday, December 9th, 8 pm
Saturday, December 10th, 8 pm

Admission
$10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; $3 for the preview.
The performance on Thursday, December 8th is free for the UMBC campus community.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or by calling MissionTix at 410-752-8950.

Telephone
Public information: (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Tickets: 410-752-8950
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
Tickets: http://www.missiontix.com/

Directions
• From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.
• From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Theatre.
• From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.
• Visitor parking is available in the Commons Garage. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res or by email or postal mail.

Posted by tmoore at November 18, 2005 10:52 AM