Siglo de Oro Drama Festival | Festival de Teatro del Siglo de Oro
Since its modest beginning at Chamizal National Memorial in the spring of 1976, the Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival has attained an international reputation for presenting quality presentations from Spain's Golden Age, in both English and Spanish, by theatrical groups from all over the world.
The Festival celebrates Spain's "Golden Age" in which luminaries such as Lope de Vega, Miguel de Cervantes and Calderón de la Barca left a heritage of classical drama that has enriched the world with its beauty and passion. Over the years, symposia in both El Paso and Ciudad Juárez have provided a rich experience to both scholars and audience members with a vivid comparison and discussion of the original literary form inspired by the modern theatre productions staged at the Festival.
The Chamizal's Student Outreach Program gives hundreds of students every year the opportunity to examine the contemporary world through the relevant eyes of the past and to understand that although material culture may change, people and emotions have remained the same through the centuries. The presentations instill in the students a sincere love of literature and a keen appreciation of their language and traditions.
The Siglo de Oro Drama Festival remains an important cultural event that is directly linked to communication and education, and is an endeavor that contributes genuinely and effectively to our society on both sides of the border.
2015 Siglo de Oro Festival
The 40th Annual International Siglo de Oro Drama Festival will run for five nights, from Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 22, 2015. General admission tickets are free and will be issued first-come-first-served only to those present, beginning at 5:30 p.m. the evening of each performance. Call 915-532-7273 for information.
El 40 Anual Festival Internacional de Teatro del Siglo de Oro dura cinco días, de miércoles 18 de marzo a domingo 22 de marzo, 2015 . Los boletos son gratis y de entrada general. Comenzando a las 5:30 p.m. cada día del festival se entregan los boletos a los que están presentes en orden de llegada o de la fila. Llame al 915-532-7273 para información.
March 18 (Wednesday) at 7:00 p.m. ¡Fiesta!
El 18 de marzo (miércoles) a las 7:00 p.m. ¡Fiesta!
March 19 (Thursday) at 7:00 p.m. El Buscón
El 19 de marzo (jueves) a las 7:00 p.m. El Buscón
March 20 (Friday) at 7:00 p.m. Coloquio de Los Perros
El 20 de marzo (viernes) a las 7:00 p.m. Coloquio de Los Perros
March 21 (Saturday) at 7:00 p.m. El Amor Enamorado
El 21 de marzo (sábado) a las 7:00 p.m. El Amor Enamorado
March 22 (Sunday) at 7:00 p.m. Villa y Corte - The Music of Goya
El 22 de marzo (domingo) a las 7:00 p.m. Villa y Corte - The Music of Goya