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La Capeadora Workshop Performance


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See a sneak peek of "La Capeadora" at a workshop performance on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the Lab Theatre, 3rd floor of the Temple Building at 12th and R streets in Lincoln. The performance is free and open to the public.

Later this month Associate Professor of Theatre Ian Borden and five students from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film will travel to the Association for Hispanic Classical Theatre Conference in El Paso, Texas, to perform a translation of “La capeadora” for the first time ever in English.

“La capeadora,” written by Luis Quiñones de Benavente, is an entremés or short, comic theatrical performances of one act, performed on their own or in conjunction with longer works from the 16th and 17th centuries in Spain.

Borden has been working with a translating group from the Association for Hispanic Classical Theatre for around 10 years and this is their eighth translation of Spanish entremés. Other scholars working on the project to translate “La capeadora” include Ben Gunter, Theater with a Mission; Kerry Wilks, Wichita State University; Dave Pasto, Oklahoma City University; and Susan Paun de Garcia, Denison University.

The five Carson School students Emmalee Allen, Tatianna Hizar, Grant Koch, Hilda Rey and Mari Smal are working on the project as part of a UCARE (Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience) project.