Tuesday, October 28, 2014

26 Miles

Quiara Alegría Hudes, Playwright:  Camino Real Productions, LLC and Albuquerque's National Hispanic Cultural Center are honored to present this captivating play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes.

26 Miles
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Friday November 7  ~ Sunday November 23
Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe
Friday December 5  ~ Sunday December 14

Tickets: $18 Community. $15 Students / Seniors / NHCC Members.
Available via Vendini here.

Beatriz and Olivia are another pair of seekers seduced by the prospect of a getaway.

Their midnight departure may start out as a desperate move by Beatriz to remove Olivia, her 15-year-old-daughter, from the care of her conflicted father and his indifferent new wife. It may give Beatriz a break from her philandering husband, Manuel.

By the end of the charming, spunky and ultimately heart-rending play, however, the car trip from Paoli, PA, to Yellowstone Park is transformative and restorative for both mother and daughter.

Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Water by the Spoonful; a previous play, Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, was a Pulitzer finalist.

Hudes was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a Jewish father and a Puerto Rican mother. They raised her in West Philadelphia, where she began composing music and writing.

She also studied at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch of Settlement Music School, taking piano lessons with Dolly Krasnopolsky.

She has stated that although she is of "Puerto Rican and Jewish blood", she was "raised by two Puerto Rican parents". Her step-father was a Puerto Rican entrepreneur.

She graduated from Central High School. She studied music composition at Yale University, where she earned her BA, and playwriting at Brown University, earning an MFA.

"Charming, spunky, and ultimately heart-rending, ...
the car trip from Paoli, PA, to Yellowstone Park
is transforming and restorative." 
-- New York Times

 Camino Real Productions, LLC is an Albuquerque-based theatrical and radio theatre production company founded by Linda López McAlister in 2006. It is one of the theatre companies in residence at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Hispanic art and culture at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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