Talento Bilingue de Houston presents Kiss of the Spider WomanTuesday, June 12th, 2012
Talento Bilingüe de Houston (TBH) is Houston’s premier non-profit Latino Cultural Arts Center that specializes in visual and performing arts. The 18,000 square foot center is located in Houston’s East End and offers a 240-seat theater, a professional dance studio, a gallery space and more.
TBH aspires to promote Latino culture by showcasing its incredible productions. “Talento Bilingüe de Houston is a vibrant and exciting arts center inviting residents and visitors of Houston to enjoy our creative and colorful productions and exhibits all year long,” says Cristy Jennings, the Executive Director of the organization.
Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman
On May 31, Talento Bilingüe de Houston debuted Kiss of the Spider Woman, the play by Argentine writer Manuel Puig. Kiss of the Spider Woman explores the developing bond between two Argentine prisoners, Molina and Valentin. Valentin is a young revolutionary who has been jailed for ‘subversion’ to the government while Molina is a homosexual window-dresser. Kiss of the Spider Woman sheds light on the themes of communism, psychology and homosexuality.
The play takes place in a Buenos Aires prison in 1975, shortly before the outbreak of Argentina’s Dirty War. The Dirty War, which lasted from 1976 until 1983, was a period of state terrorism in which thousands of left-wing citizens were killed or “disappeared.”
The play will be showing at Talento Bilingüe de Houston from May 31 until June 17. For more information and ticket sales please see here.
This summer, Talento Bilingüe de Houston will be featuring several performing and visual arts presentations.
La Zapatera Prodigiosa (The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife), is a play by the Spanish writer and poet Federico García Lorca. The play follows the struggles of a married couple, the husband being much older than his eighteen-year-old wife. The play will run between June 21 and July 1.
Homenaje a Pedro Infante por Fernando Moguel is a concert that will be presented on Friday, July 13. Moguel will play in the style of Pedro Infante, the famed Mexican singer and actor who specialized in ranchera or mariacha music.
Talento Bilingüe de Houston – A History
Originally founded in 1977 as a bilingual theater, the organization has grown to become a cultural arts center that offers summer arts camps, educational workshops and performances from Latino artists. The performances at Talento Bilingüe de Houston showcase creativity from all across Latin America.
Here we have a promotional video from Talento Bilingüe de Houston’s “Give Me Five” Campaign. Talento Bilingüe de Houston has been featured in Valoramás’s Founders’ Grant Initiative Fund as one of our 16 Latino community partners in Chicago and Houston.
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