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TAMIU Hosts Historic LTGI Theater Production of “Yerma” Jan. 18-21 Posted: 1/10/18

TAMIU Hosts Historic LTGI Theater Production of “Yerma” Jan. 18-21

 

Yerma Poster Sample
 

The final presentations of Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca’s epic stage work, “Yerma,” will be offered Thursday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 21 at Texas A&M International University's  Fine and Performing Arts Center Theater.

All showings are at 8 p.m. with the exception of Sunday’s final performance at 3 p.m.

Presented by the Laredo Theater Guild International (LTGI) through an innovative partnership with TAMIU, “Yerma” tells the tragic story of a childless woman living in rural Spain. Her desperate desire for motherhood becomes an obsession that eventually drives her to commit a horrific crime. Because of the time she is living in, she is expected to bear children. When she cannot, she is forced into measures that those in her society would view as extreme.

“Yerma” will be the first production of LTGI’s ninth season and is its first production delivered entirely in Spanish. It features a large cast of over 25 actors and is directed by LTGI artistic director Marco González. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children and can be obtained through the LTGI website, http://laredotheaterguild.org   Additionally, students with a TAMIU ID may obtain tickets for any seat that remains unsold five minutes prior to the curtain time.

Last October, the LTGI and TAMIU affirmed their collaboration with the joint signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two entities.

The MOU provides a collaborative framework for the University’s relationship with the LTGI, and governs the use of rehearsal and performance space and student engagement in LTGI productions.

In the past, the collaboration with TAMIU has enabled the LTGI to present remarkable productions for the community such as ‘Man of La Mancha,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘The Who’s Tommy’ and educational offerings of its Class on Stage Series like Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and award-winning dramas like ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’

For additional LTGI information, contact LTGI at http://laredotheaterguild.org   LTGI can also be followed on social media on Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram and Pinterest.

For University information, visit tamiu.edu or the University’s official social media sites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.