Spanish Stage Premiere: “Sueños y Realidad”

Civil War, Infidelity, Cultural Clashes and Triumph are the focus of student-written and produced one-act plays at San Diego Mesa College

“Sueños y Realidad”

Four one-act plays -- written, produced and performed in Spanish by college students -- will be showcased one-night only, on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Apolliad Theatre at San Diego Mesa College campus in Kearny Mesa.

“Sueños y Realidad” presents vignettes of how our dreams clash with reality in contemporary U.S and Latin American society. The four one act plays touch on the following topics: The bond between boy soldiers in the El Salvador Civil War; a border crossing tragedy and triumph; how personalities and cultural misconceptions clash in a San Diego Diner, and see if the family bonds survives a modern-day love triangle.

According to Professor Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez, language learning “is a dynamic, creative, and active ‘doing process’.” The experience gives students the essential skills of language confidence, improved grammar in writing, and allows students the opportunity to collaborate in the communicative, art-infused form that is theater. “What better way to learn than to do?,” she added.

The annual fall Spanish student performance premiered in 2009. The plays are written and performed by 15 advanced Spanish language honors students, and is produced by theatrical design majors. Guidance is provided by Spanish Professor Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez and Drama Professor John Polak, with cooperation and assistance from the Mesa College Theatre Company.

The one-night only performance is scheduled for Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Apolliad Theatre at San Diego Mesa College. General admission of $5 is requested. Call 619-388-2228 for more information or visit www.sdmesa.edu/drama.

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