PORTLAND, ORE.: Milagro has announced its 2018-19 season, the company’s 35th, with the title Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Folklore.
The season will start with the theatre’s annual Día de Muertos production, which will be the world premiere of Alebrijes! (Oct.18-Nov. 11), conceived and directed by Georgina Escobar. The bilingual show follows a man who falls deathly ill and has a fever dream in a mythological forest of creatures.
Next up will be the world premiere of Judge Torres (Jan. 10-19, 2019), by Milta Ortiz, about the inspiring story of one of Oregon’s finest judges, Xiomara Torres, woven together with magical realism and folktales from her home of El Salvador. The bilingual production will tour nationally and Mandana Khoshnevisan will direct.
The season will continue with the U.S. premiere of Le Segua (Feb. 7-March 2, 2019), by Alberto Cañas Escalante, about the legend of Le Segua, a creature with fiery red eyes, a horse’s skull, and a woman’s body that warns men of their inconstant ways and tackles society’s obsession with youth and beauty. The production will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
Following will be the world premiere of Charly Evon Simpson’s Jump (March 21-April 13, 2019), a coproduction with Confrontation Theatre, about a girl sitting on the edge of a bridge who is joined by a young man who may or may not convince her to not jump.
The season will close with Marisela Treviño Orta’s Wolf at the Door (May 2-25, 2019), a National New Play Network rolling world premiere, about a young wife struggling to stand up to her abusive husband as a pack of wolves close in on their hacienda. Rebecca Martinez will direct.
Founded in 1985, Milagro is the premiere Latino arts and culture center of the Pacific Northwest.