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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
A new play by Caridad Svich based on Isabel Allende's novel

La casa de los espíritus

"Performances are strong all around. José Zayas has directed with what comes
across as a real passion for the material." -NYTimes


By Isabel Allende / Caridad Svich
Directed by José Zayas
José Zayas directs at Repertorio Español thanks to a grant from The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation.


Presented in Spanish with live English translation
Photos by Michael Palma

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Recommended for adult audiences


Charting the rise and fall of the Trueba family in an un-named Latin American country (reminiscent of Chile), the piece spans the 1920s through the 1970s, as the country moves through enormous sociopolitical changes that culminate in a devastating dictatorship.

The play is told from the point of view of, Alba, the youngest of three generation of women. The swirling memories, frightening and amusing, lyrical and fantastic, illuminate the stage as Alba records her family's history and ultimately finds the strength to recover her own story.

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"los fundadores y directores de Repertorio Español, que una vez más han apostado por una adaptación original y por la vigencia del teatro de calidad en manos de verdaderos profesionales" (full text)

Juan Fernando Merino
"...the visual component contributes most memorably, through haunting video projections by Alex Koch and Robert Weber Federico's thoughtful production design." (full text)

nytheatre.com
"Extraordinary... powerful... sharply observant, witty and eloquent." (full text)

The New York Times (Books of the Times)
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