January 14, 2022 by MetroStaff

Washington, D.C. – GALA continues its season with the world premiere of La casa de la laguna (The House on the Lagoon), a play by Caridad Svich based on the novel by Rosario Ferré. Directed by New York City- based director and writer Rebecca Aparicio, The House on the Lagoon will be performed live from February 3 through 27, 2022, with strict safety measures in place that comply with applicable government orders and guidance. GALA Theatre is located at 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010, one block from the Columbia Heights Metro station on the Green and Yellow lines. Parking ...

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Day 16: my first visit to the famous Gehry designed, Marques de Riscal hotel.

August 25, 2021 by Jose Sueiro

Day 16 on the road in northern Spain, my first visit to the famous Gehry designed, Marques de Riscal hotel.
Located at the entrance to the town of 'Elciego' in the upper Rioja, near the 15th century church across the way, this imposing, strange looking structure which changed colors w/the evening light took my breath away. Elaborate, other worldly & ethereal, it is elegant & expensive. We sat on the patio. I sipped a Riscal gran reserva. My friends José Joaquín Sanz García & Paloma Dominguez Diaz & I took a picture w/the town in the background. We also went to the mouth of the bodega & got a good long view of the entrance.

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At GALA Theatre:

'El Perro del hortelano'

A Courageous Theatrical Feat


            The first thing that stands out when you mention Gala Theatre's new production of Lope de Vega's classic comedy, "El Perro del Hortelano", (translated as, 'The Dog in the Manger', but better described as the 'gardener's' dog, the one who doesn't eat or allow others to partake), performing live now through Nov. 22, is the unprecedented act of bravery it takes to produce a live theatre piece at this dangerous juncture. Not easy, yet GALA has done it with care and caution under safe conditions and, remarkably, with a delightfully fresh comedy, a welcome antidote to our gloomy, lugubrious times.

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3 ways to get your point across while wearing a mask – tips from an award-winning speech coach

Cheryl Chambers, Mississippi State University You wear your mask, keep six feet between yourself and others and are committed to safety. But the measures that help...

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The Flower That Starts to Wither:

Lorca is a giant in Spanish literature and remains a profound figure shrouded in eternal
mystery. He is famous for his projection of the status and role of women. He depicts their
strengths and weaknesses and the evolution of their roles from daughters to wives and mothers
in works such as Blood Wedding, Yerma, and Dona Rosita la Soltera. This endeavour, to put
Lorca’s work into theatre at Gala, is to be commended - it is not easy to replicate the poetry and
in this case the humor wrapped around the profoundness of Dona Rosita La Soltera. {gallery}Pozo{/gallery}
Recognizing this difficulty, the production is a resounding success.
Rosita lives with her aunt, uncle and an amiable servant. Her fiancé has to leave Spain to
the Americas to join his parents. Despite her concern for Rosita, the aunt encourages him to do
his duty towards his parents. He promises Rosita he will return and keeps sending her love
letters. The servant, who loves Rosita dearly, is the one most skeptical about the situation. The
fiancé even suggests a “proxy” marriage which ...

September 15, 2021 by Maha Armaly

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Michelle Obama's Profile in Courage

           In these trying times with so much upheaval, where negative and tragic news seem to continually bombard us on so many levels, it was...

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The Scandalous Side of Don Mario

            What first comes to mind when you consider the new Spanish language theatre piece at GALA, ‘Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter’, an adaptation of the Mario Vargas Llosa novel, is how courageous and determined Rebecca and Hugo Medrano are...

April 27, 2021 by Jose Sueiro

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Fall means more deer on the road: 4 ways time of day, month and year raise your risk of crashes

Tom Langen, Clarkson University Autumn is here, and that means the risk of hitting deer on rural roads and highways is rising, especially around dusk and during a full moon. Deer cause over 1 million motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year, resulting in more than US$1 billion in property damage, about 200 human deaths and 29,000 serious injuries. Property damage insurance claims average around $2,600 per accident, and the overall average cost, including severe injuries or death, is over $6,000. While avoiding deer – as well as moose, elk and other hoofed animals, known as ungulates ...

September 23, 2021 0

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Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are visiting parks to cheer up

Joe Roman, University of Vermont and Taylor Ricketts, University of Vermont The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest and longest period of malaise...

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jonetta rose barras: A government of redundancies

The DC Council Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Ward 4’s Brandon Todd, recently gave preliminary approval to the Racial Equity Achieves Real Change Amendment...

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