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Spanish-language plays, contemporary and classic

Two plays in Spanish open this weekend, one a contemporary piece by Venezuelan Gustavo Ott, the other a translation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagullas the first venture of the new Dream Theatre Productions.

Stair28_Ternura_Gal_HmgOtt's Tu ternura Molotov (Your Molotov Kisses)opens tonight (June 15) at 8:15 p.m.at Area Stage after previewing last weekend.  Carlos Orizondo and Ivette Viñas (shown in the photo) star in the John Rodaz-directed play about a couple who finds life getting crazy after the FBI sends them a mysterious package.  In Spanish with English subtitles, Tu ternura Molotov runs through July 5, with performances at 8:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Area's novel pricing structure encourages togetherness:  singles pay $25 Friday and Sunday, $30 on Saturday; couples pay $40 Friday and Sunday, $50 on Saturday. Find Area at 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. in Coral Gables.  For reservations, call 305-666-2078 or visit the company's web site.  If you go to the play Saturday or after, you just might get to meet Ott, who is coming to town to check the show out.

Also in the Gables, Dream Theatre Productions does a rare-for-here production of a classic in Spanish.  Artistic director Fabian de Cardenas has translated and adapted The Seagull, giving it the Spanish title La gaviota.  The company is performing at New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., and New Theatre's Ricky J. Martinez is staging the production.

La gaviota runs through June 14 with performances at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets are $30, with a portion going to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).  Call 305-338-3189 or visit the company's web site.