Los títeres de Cachiporra by Federico García Lorca | SPAN 449 drama production

Spanish & Portuguese Studies

Repeats every day until Sat Mar 15 2014 .
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Cabaret Theatre in Hutchison Hall (Room 204)
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Los títeres de Cachiporra o Tragicomedia de don Cristobita y la señá Rosita


Mark your calendars! The annual Spanish play production promises romance, intrigue, good guys and bad guys, a lovely, innocent damsel in distress and more!

This year’s performance is a celebration of Federico García Lorca’s theatre, poetry and music featuring both actors and puppets on stage at the Cabaret Theatre in Hutchison Hall. As usual, SPAN 449 students are responsible for all aspects of staging the play, including making the puppets, designing the costumes, props, lobby display, program, doing dramaturgical research, and promotion. And, of course performing! We are also happy to welcome back to the stage David Miles and his accordion in the role of Mendigo.

The Billy-Club Puppets (Los Títeres de Cachiporra) is a play written originally for puppet theatre by the twentieth-century Spanish playwright and poet, Federico García Lorca. Written between 1922 and 1925, the story follows a young ingénue, Rosita, who loves the poor Cocoliche, but has to marry Don Cristobita, a lecherous old man in love with the bottle who carries a big billy club. Mayhem ensues when yet a third pretender appears: Currito, who left Rosita many years ago to seek fame and fortune abroad. 

García Lorca subtitled his play "Tragi-comedy of Don Cristóbal and Miss Rosita: A Guignolesque Farce in six scenes and an announcement."

$5 in advance | $7 at the door

Advance tickets on sale in Padelford C-104. Payment is accepted in cash or check made out to the University of Washington.

Email spsuw@uw.edu for more information, or call (206) 543-2020.