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NEW YORK — Two plays written by one of Spain’s most intriguing and
controversial female voices to emerge on the theater scene during the post-Francoist era,
will be performed on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Pace Downtown Theater on
Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. A reception and discussion with the playwright will
follow the performances. General admission is $5. For more information, call:
Playwright Paloma Pedrero, born in Madrid, has written 15 plays, all of which has
been performed on stage in Spain. She will recite in Spanish her play Solos esta noche
(“Alone tonight”) with Robert Muro. A second play, “Longing to be Lauren” (La
llamada de Lauren), will be performed in English under the direction of Chris Mack.
Among Pedrero’s works are La noche dividida (“A Night Divided”), El color de
agosto (“The Color of August”), Locas de amar (“Love Crazy”) and Esta noche en el
parque (“Tonight in the Park”). She has expanded the boundaries of realist theater by
including, redefining and more often than not, satirizing many of the “sacred cows” of
Spanish culture and literary tradition.
Her creative and artistic versatility as playwright, stage and screen actress, theater
teacher, director and producer reveal a multifaceted knowledge of the dramatic genre and
a dynamic commitment to the Spanish stage. Her work has gained her not only national
recognition, but it has enjoyed international attention as well.
The program is sponsored by the Modern Languages Department in Pace
University’s Dyson College of Arts and Science and the Spanish-student organization