Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hispanic Theatre Guild: Amistad (reviews)

The Hispanic Theatre Guild opened its production of Amistad on September 25, 2010. (In Spanish, with English supertitles).

(They don't get a synopsis or a logo because Teatro8's website is composed in Flash.  Sorry, guys.  If you want people to promote your projects, don't make it impossible to copy and paste relevant information from your website.  Flash may not be the worst choice for your website, but it's on the list.) 

Mia Leonin reviewed for The Miami Herald.
...the dramedy debuted Friday night to a packed house. Though the production brings together strong comedic talent for a long evening of laughs, its story line has some problems.
Though what unites these middle-aged men -- aside from their shared pasts -- is unclear, the first half of Amistad is enjoyable and often hilarious in large part due to the comedy of Cruz, Casanova and Ferrer.
Unfortunately, Act Two's numerous scenes (which include a strip tease by the voluptuous Sonia Sheron and a schmaltzy dance number by the men) grow cumbersome, partly because of unresolved story lines.
The Hispanic Theatre Guild Production of Amistad plays at Teatro8 through November 7, 2010.

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