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QUE VIVA EL TEATRO!

For centuries, the cry Que Viva! has been a symbol of perseverance throughout Latin America and within our communities. It evokes feelings of pride, strength, and elation after a battle has been won. This is in the spirit Teatro del Sol will be bursting into 2021.

Que viva el Teatro! Long Live Theatre!
Que viva el Teatro Bilingue! Long Live Bilingual Theatre!
Que Viva el Teatro del Sol! Long Live Teatro del Sol!

In March of 2020, Teatro del Sol’s operations was halted due to the pandemic. This included the Opening Night and run of our production of Oedipus el Rey, our New Play Development work with Alexandra Espinosa’s play Solly Dreams in Spanish and any plans that we had for a 2020-21 fall season. We were hit with financial challenges but worst of all our wonderful artists found themselves suddenly out of work. It was a blow to our company, our artists and the industry.

We want you to join us in
chanting with us Que Viva el Teatro in 2021!!

Teatro del Sol is coming back with a force, full of the joy that theatre fills us with, to create, to participate in, and to experience. We launched Mi Casa Es Su Casa a virtual conversation with our artists on Instagram Live that gives you the opportunity to get to know our artists through conversations about their cultural traditions. We are remounting our production of Oedipus el Rey as a Philly outdoor tour that will immerse our communities in theatre, forging important dialogue and positive cultural exchanges. Teatro will also be searching for a new emerging local Latinx playwright to develop a new bilingual play. And we will be planning a season of bilingual plays for our 2021-22 Season.
Please consider giving to our Que Viva campaign to keep bilingual theatre alive in Philadelphia!

Any amount that you can contribute will help us reach our goal of $10,000. We will be offering Serenata/Serenades for all donation over $200 and at your request we will either virtually or in person (socially distanced of course) serenade you or a love one. A great gift for Valentine’s Day or just to bring a loved one some JOY throughout the year on any special holiday.

Suggested amounts for giving and some perks:
$1-$50: Name in our program
$51-$199: name in our programs, opening night pre-show party
$200- up: All the above and a SERENATA!
QUE VIVA EL TEATRO!  QUE VIVA EL TEATRO BILIGUE!

QUE VIVA TEATRO DEL SOL!

PRODUCTIONS & PROGRAMS

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Getting to know Teatro del Sol artists through conversation about life, art, and traditions!

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

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SERENATAS/SERENADES

Donate $200 to our QUE VIVA! Campaign and we will SERENADE you or a loved one!!

SERENATAS/SERENADES

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OEDIPUS EL REY

By Luis Alfaro
Directed by Tanaquil Márquez
March 7-22

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Oedipus El Rey

MI CASA ES SU CASA

Tune in every Sunday at 9pm on Instagram Live and join Jose , Tana, or Yajaira as they have in depth and fun conversations about life , art and their traditions! Special guest artists from La Gringa, Good Cuban Girls, Oedipus el Rey and Yerma and MORE
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OEDIPUS EL REY

By Luis Alfaro
Directed by Tanaquil Márquez
March 7-22

Oedipus El Rey takes Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, where a destined king unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother, and sets it in the gritty, electrifying streets of Central L.A. This ancient story is told through the Chicano experience, where Oedipus has just been released from prison and is propelled to take control of his own destiny. As he challenges his own fate, he is consumed with the desire for power, which he cannot resist, until he realizes that the cards were always stacked against him.