Trinity Rep closes 3rd season of plays in Spanish with July 27 performance

ORLANDO HERNÁNDEZ, who played Romeo in Trinity Repertory's bilingual adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" during the 2016 and 2017 Shakespeare en El Verano festivals, translated the 2018 adaptation of “The Tempest.” / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

PROVIDENCE – Trinity Repertory Company announced its third season of Teatro en El Verano – theatrical plays put on in Spanish across the state – will conclude on Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in Roger Williams Park with a showing of “The Tempest.”

The six-show series was put on in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts and featured a rendition of the William Shakespeare play as translated by Orlando Hernández and directed by Brown University and Trinity Master of Fine Arts student Tatyana-Marie Carlo.

“Great art belongs to everyone, regardless of age, race, class or language – it’s a public good, [such as] water or electricity. I’m thrilled to partner with Marta V. Martinez and Rhode Island Latino Arts to bring free, bilingual Shakespeare to the people of Rhode Island,” Trinity Rep Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky said in a statement.

According to a Trinity Rep news release, the production features a “diverse cast,” local actors and Brown/Trinity MFA students as well as staff from the Trinity Rep Young Actor Summer Institute.

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Performances of Teatro en el Verano are free and open to the public. The series was made possible by a grant from the Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Providence Tourism Council.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.

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