Ay, Carmela!

THE STELLA ADLER THEATRE
IS THRILLED TO PRESENT THE WEST COAST PREMIERE OF
AY, CARMELA!

Written by José Sanchis Sinisterra,
Adapted by Nilo Cruz and Catalina Botello

Scenic Design by Frank Gehry
With Original Music by Gustavo Dudamel

Directed by Alberto Arvelo
Starring Eloísa Maturén & Alejandro Furth
Featuring Tomás Decurgez

A Modern Masterpiece about the Power of the Theatre,
The Inhumanity of War and the Indomitable Human Spirit…

The Stella Adler Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of AY, CARMELA!, written by José Sanchis Sinisterra, adapted by Nilo Cruz and Catalina Botello, with Scenic Design by noted Architect Frank Gehry (his Los Angeles Intimate Theatre debut!) and directed by Alberto Arvelo.

There is no other play that represents contemporary Spanish theatre with more profound spirit, presence and fundamental prowess as AY, CARMELA! Since premiering in 1987, this celebrated play has been performed around the world and brought to the silver screen by Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura. The play debuted in the US at Repertorio Español in New York in 2010 to critical acclaim. Written by José Sanchis Sinisterra, a Spanish icon of the theatre, Ay Carmela! is a living monument to Spanish culture, idiosyncrasy and sensibility.

Ay Carmela

AY, CARMELA! is a rare juxtaposition of comedy and drama weaving a metaphor of hope and courage. Carmela and Paulino are vaudeville performers making a living traveling with their comedy act during Spain’s violent Civil War. They confront the absurdity of war when a simple twist of fate puts them behind enemy lines and forces them to perform for military officials and condemned prisoners. Carmela and Paulino must choose to forego everything they have ever believed in…or surrender to certain death.

Fusing comedy, flamenco, and the brutality of war, Ay Carmela! is a riot act that will have you contemplating the meaning of human nature, love and hope long after the final curtain.

Dates:
November 13 – December 13, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
AY, CARMELA! will preview on Friday, November 13 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, November 14 at 8pm.

Tickets:
Ticket prices are $30 for all performances.
Previews, Students and Seniors are $25.00.
More information visit www.plays411.com/aycarmela or call (323) 960-7792.
Student Discounts are available.

Location:
Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST

ALBERTO ARVELO (Director)
JOSÉ SANCHIIS SINISTERRA (Playwright)
FRANK GEHRY (Set Design)
ELOÍSA MATURÉN (Carmela/Producer)
ALEJANDRO FURTH (Paulino)

COSTUME DESIGN BY Dianne K. Graebner LIGHTING DESIGN BY Jeremy Pivnick
SOUND DESIGN BY Chris Moscatiello SCENIC PAINTING BY Marine Walton
STAGE MANAGED BY Kendra Arado PRODUCED BY Claudia de Vasco
CO-PRODUCER Any Klisans
ASSISTANT PRODUCER Rochelle Rossman
Public relations by David Elzer/Demand PR
Photography by Michael Lamont graphic design by zachary andrews