The Dallas Morning News
Theater festivals from Cara Mía and Undermain, dance program by Beckles
Apair of theater festivals highlight Latino stories, particularly around social issues like immigration and the drug wars. Cara Mía Theatre Co.’s Teatro en Fuga features three new plays by company members, including the story of a 7-year-old girl separated from her asylum-seeking mother at the U.s.-mexico border, a look at the early days of migrant organizer Cesar Chavez and a collaboration with Prism Movement Theater based on a Peruvian myth about a lonely mountain god.
Undermain Theatre is rolling out the third part of Matthew Paul Olmos’ So Go the Ghosts of México as the centerpiece of its politically minded Whither Goest Thou America festival, which also includes readings of the first two sections of Olmos’ trilogy. Other readings include a new work by longtime Undermain collaborator Len Jenkin.
Meanwhile, Beckles Dancing Company is restaging artistic director Loris Anthony Beckles’ version of The Rite of Spring for the first time in 18 years. The program also includes the premiere of Beckles’ Black Porschia; In Summer for dancers Tina Mullone and Lela Bell Wesley in celebration of their 20th anniversary with Beckles; guest artist Momentum Dance Company; and pieces by company members Tristan Rodney and Kaleb Smith.
■ Teatro en Fuga: April 12-28 at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas. Single tickets $10-$15, festival passes $25. caramiatheatre.org.
■ So Go the Ghosts of México, Part Three: Continues through May 5, as part of the Whither Goest Though America festival, which runs April 17-May 12 at Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St., Dallas. $15-$40. undermain.org.
■ Beckles Dancing Company’s Rite 24: April 12-13 at 8 p.m. at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. $20. becklesdancingco.org.