“Lorca in a Green Dress,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Nilo Cruz, is a play set in 1936. The great Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca arrives in the “Lorca Room” in Purgatorio, a room of the soul, where he must spend 40 days of morning following his murder at the hands of Spanish fascists.  Five different actors portray aspects of the poet’s personality in a surrealistic landscape that questions what it means to die, to live, to create and to love.  The cast also includes a Flamenco dancer and guitarist who will perform original improvised instrumental music.  This particular production will also feature original music composed by Christopher Davis with original lyrics penned by Nilo Cruz.


In addition to the Indian actor Rajesh Gopie (of West Covina) as Lorca in a White Suit and White Suit as Salvador Dalí, the cast of “Lorca in a Green Dress” will include:  Adrian Gonzalez, Loren Fenton, Serafín Falcón, Josh Domingo, Carmelita Maldonado, Teresa Meza, Edward Padilla, Alejandra Flores, Edgardo Gonzalez, Rocio Ponce, Gerardo Morales, Gabriel Asuna and Alex Polcyn.

A Free Art Exhibit in The Jean Deleage Gallery at Casa 0101 Theater entitled,“Liminal” will be running in conjunction with the production of “Lorca in a Green Dress.”   “Liminal” is a group art exhibit which will feature original art and mixed media works focused on the ephemeral transformation related to dreams, outer body experiences and liminality.

Through August 26. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First Street (at Louis Street), Boyle Heights.

General admission, $20, students, seniors and groups (10), $17, Boyle Heights residents with identification $15.   (323) 263-7684, E-mail tickets@casa0101.org. www.casa0101.org.

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 36-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...