Fort Worth — The 2014 season for Fort Worth's Artes de la Rosa has been announced. In addition to theater, the season includes visual art, music and other events. As for the theater part of the season, shows include Sondheim and Lapine's musical Into the Woods; David Saar's The Yellow Boat and the regional premiere of Andy de la Tour's Viva!
The news release is below, followed by a breakdown of the season:
In its ongoing mission to bring Latino theatre, visual arts, & culture to the North Texas Community, Artes de la Rosa is proud to bring to the Rose Marine Theater its 2014 Season. The company will present four theatre productions, including one regional premiere and features the first musical in their continuing American Classic’s Initiative (Previous titles including, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A View From the Bridge, & The Outsiders). The season will also see a film festival of Peruvian cinema presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru.
The company will continue to present its cultural festivals including Artes Alley, a street fair inspired festival in the spring featuring dozens of local artists and live performances on the outdoor stage. The season will conclude with the annual Dia de los Muertos which has continued to be the largest celebration commemorating the Latino holiday in Fort Worth.
“Season announcement time is just like Christmas to me! It’s full of anticipation, excitement, hope, life and family! It seems those are also the themes we will be exploring in our season as well,” said Artistic Director Adam Adolfo. “I’m excited that Artes de la Rosa’s Season features such an exciting and diverse set of titles and stories. From Stephen Sondheim’s beautiful family portrait, to a portrait of a different kind – one painted by an eight year old; from the hysterics of a farce in a Central American country, to the explorations of a young girl on an adventure of her own, Artes de la Rosa’s season is fresh, fascinating, and full of fun for 2014!”
Season Ticket Subscriptions are on sale now at www.ArtesDeLaRosa.org.
The 2014 Season
American Classics Initiative
Into The Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine
February 21 – March 16
Directed by Adam Adolfo
The Brothers Grimm hits the stage with an epic fairytale where worlds collide taking everyone's favorite storybook characters and bringing them together for a timeless and relevant classic. What happens when a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk take a journey into the woods? Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Be careful what you wish for…
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Spring Gallery Night
FREE Outdoor Art Show for the Whole Family. bringing the art, business, and family communities together for a lovely evening out in the Mercado Plaza behind the Rose Marine Theater. Featuring a wide range of artist, artisans and local business owners display their talents to the community. Event starts at 3:00 pm, artist display art in the Mercado Alley, live music on the Plaza Stage, a Dia de los Nino’s Kids Zone and it's free for the community.
The Yellow Boat
By David Saar
April 11 – April 27
Directed by Adam Adolfo
The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the courageous strength of all children through art and creativity. Based on the true story of Benjamin Saar, who was born with hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A folksong tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat."
Peruvian Film Festival
In association with the Consulate General of Peru
May 16 – May 18
Artes de la Rosa in collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru in Dallas to bring a three day film festival celebrating contemporary Peruvian Filmmaking. Featuring four films, all in Spanish (with English subtitles), this Peruvian Film Festival will screen the films, “In House”, “The Vigil”, “The Prize”, & “Coliseum: The Champions”. Join us in the historic Rose Marine Theater as we return to our cinematic roots with the screening of these films.
Dora the Explorer Live!
Dora's Pirate Adventure
Created by Chris Gifford
July 25 – August 10
Your favorite explorer is back for another adventure! Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. The audience helps them navigate over Dancing Mountain, through Silly Singing Bridge and to confront the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho!"
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Fall Gallery Night
CUERPO: The Art of the Body
The most talked about gallery event in recent season’s returns to the Rose Marine Theater for a One Night Only Exhibit featuring tattoo artists, henna, body modification and body painting. This event takes the canvas of the body and finds the soul through art. This soul painting proves that within the culture of perfection, it is in the bodies own imperfections that we find great art. Through each brush stroke the art, artist, and the art viewer can experience an almost overwhelming amount of transcendence. We illuminate our interior beauty by decorating our outer one in a celebration that ties our physical world with our spiritual one meeting in an artistic world. Be painted, paint someone, or simply be a spectator and like all great art, Look but Don’t Touch.
By Andy de la Tour
September 12 – October 5
Directed by Stephen Madrid
In the delightfully tacky Hotel Intercontinental in the banana republic of Puerto de Oro, a CIA backed dictatorship is under siege by guerillas that are within 5 miles of the capital. Hiding out inside the hotel are an assortment of oddballs and weirdos: a Nazi war criminal posing as an archbishop; a crazed general stuck upstairs with Miss July who is left over from a recent Playboy shoot; a schizoid hotel manager; the obligatory CIA man conniving to keep the revolutionary wolves at bay while desperately trying to get El Presidente to leave the country, with or without the coffin of his late beloved papa which might actually contain the country's treasury! Combine Feydeau with today's headlines and you will get the right idea.
The 11th Annual
Dia de los Muertos
Procesión & Festival
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with our annual celebration featuring a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza. Complete with music, dancing, face painting and pan de muerto, this family event is a perfect way to celebrate the rich Mexican culture.