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El Rapto de Europa, presented by los Jimediantes Theatre Company

5/3/12 - 7:30 PM to 5/10/12 - 9:00 PM
Ulrich Recital Hall (1121 Tawes Hall)
Los Jimediantes, the newly founded theater company of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, makes its debut with The Rapture of Europe (1943) by acclaimed Spanish playwright Max Aub.

Adapted and directed by José María Naharro-Calderón, The Rapture of Europe will be presented in Spanish, English, French, Italian and German with English supertitles at 7:30 pm on consecutive Thursdays, May 3rd and May 10th, 2012, in the Ulrich Recital Hall,Tawes Fine Arts Building, University of Maryland, College Park. This performance is free of charge and a reception will follow the opening night’s performance.

Dr. José M. Naharro-Calderón has always enjoyed the stage. His last role was M. Martin in Eugène Ionesco’s La cantatrice chauve. Dr. Naharro-Calderón is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. He teaches Spanish contemporary literature, culture, film, and exile studies.

Los Jimediantes Theatre Company is composed entirely of faculty and students of the University of Maryland. The Rapture of Europe is performed by Sebastián Delta (Bozzi), Mario Escobar (Rafael), Andrea Fanta(Margarita in Spanish), María Gómez-Martín (Luisa), Chris Lewis (Bob),Andrew Milacci (Hope), Lina Morales-Chacana (Anna), José M. Naharro-Calderón (Francisco), Òscar Santos-Sopena (Bellboy),Leonardo Solano (Roger), and Lisa Warren (Margaret in English).

Set design and costumes by Los Jimediantes and Natasha Joyce. Stage manager and sound by Nicholas Boltz and supertitles and projections byLindsay Kermisch.  

Ushers: Abigail Barenblitt and Sarah Woolsey.