More than 200 years after Fermín de Reygadas’ Latino play Astucias por heredar un sobrino a un tío debuted, was banned and then disappeared, it has resurfaced to the delight of audiences in Portland, Oregon. Performed by the Milagro Theatre Group in Spanish with English supertitles, the show will run from February 8 – March 3, 2018, and has received rave reviews:
“Astucias por heredar could be performed on a proscenium stage in a large hall with a big-budget design and a sharp fourth wall. I like it the way it’s done here: brash and reckless, a little rough around the edges, up close and personal, with an unpredictable edge. Like a commedia troupe just wandered into the village square and set up shop.” —Bob Hicks for the Oregon ArtsWatch
“A unique, cursory immersion into the artistry of a long-lost, almost forgotten comedy.” —Emilly Prado for The Oregonian/OregonLive
Edited by Pedro García-Caro and now available for the first time in an eBook format from Arte Público Press, this comedy of family intrigue was the first scripted play to be performed in the West and has not been seen on stage since the late 1700s. Click here for more information about the play.