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Mucho teatro en español

The 24th International Hispanic Theatre Festival continues through July 26, bringing with it many fine Spanish-language theater experiences.  But if you're looking for even more theater en español, you're in luck.

Though Area Stage'sproduction of Gustavo Ott's Tu ternura Molotov (Your Molotov Kisses) winds up its extended run in Coral Gables on Sunday, the Hispanic Theatre Guild's production of Alicia Muñoz's La pipa de paz (The Peace Pipe) continues its run at Teatro 8 in Little Havana through Aug. 16.

Celador-2 Joining those shows this weekend is Ernesto Garcia's El celador del desierto (The Guardian of the Desert), a 1996 play being produced to mark the second anniversary of Teatro en Miami Studio.

Sandra Garcia is the Keeper of  Secrets, Anniamary Martinez a young woman whose meeting with the Keeper leads to her destiny in this metaphoric play about humans living 2000 years after a nuclear holocaust.  The play is performed in Spanish but, as with Tu ternura Molotov, the dialog is accompanied by English subtitles.

El celador del desierto runs through Aug. 22 at Teatro en Miami Studio, 2500 SW Eighth St. (second floor), Miami.  Tickets are $20.  For information, call 305-551-7473 or visit the company's web site.


Hasta luego:  I'm off on vacation until August 5, so Drama Queen will return when I do.