Set in a mythical barrio during Carnival, Black Orpheus: Una Historia de Amor is inspired by the play Orfeo de la Concepcion by Brazilian poet and playwright, Vinicius de Moraes, presented by the American Conservatory Theater. For the May 8 opening, YAX faculty will host a series of workshops and performances.Stage Coach and The A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program present Black Orpheus: Una Historia de Amor
Based on the play Orfeo de la Concepcion by Vinícius de Moraes
Adapted by Thom.Green, Adrianna K. Mitchell, and Akilah A. Walker
With additional text by the ensemble
Translated by Beatriz Miranda-Torres and Diana Gonzalez-Morett
Directed by Stephen Buescher
Begins May 8
After his beloved Eurydice is stolen by Death, guitar-toting poet Orpheus ventures into the underworld in an attempt to retrieve her. Set in a mythical barrio during Carnival, Black Orpheus: Una Historia de Amor is inspired by the play Orfeo de la Concepcion by Brazilian poet and playwright, Vinicius de Moraes. This Stage Coach production layers Afro-Latino rhythms with visual storytelling to bring this vivid story to life. As they tour communities of the Bay Area, A.C.T.’s M.F.A. Program actors create a classic love story with a Carnival heartbeat.
Performances are free and open to the public, no reservations necessary!
– Sunday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m.: Persia Triangle (4650 Mission Street), Excelsior**
Special performance by Cypress String Quartet at 4pm
**With special appearance by Sambaxé Dance-Company (pronounced SAM-BAH-SHAY) and Bateria Força Feminina (pronounced FOR-SA). Come take a Brazilian dance or drumming class with them at ODC in the mission. All levels welcome.