Teatro en el Parque

Enjoy beautiful summer evenings in Mozart Park with Escena Latina Teatro performing at the 7th annual Teatro en el Parque.

This year’s play, Prohibido Suicidarse en Primavera (It is Forbidden to Commit Suicide in the Spring) by Spanish playwright Alejandro Casona, will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles projected on a large video monitor. Prior to all performances, a café will be set up and feature complementary food from local restaurants and food stores as well as live musical performances on selective evenings.

About the Play: Doctor Roda runs a not-for-profit center with the sacred goal of saving lives. This “Sanctuary for the Soul”, as she refers to it, is set in a beautiful location in the countryside. The center was founded with the belief of the healing power of Mother Nature. Escena Latina Teatro’s adaptation of the classic play uses humor to convey the tribulations of individuals whom, for different reasons and with a similar determination arrive at the sanctuary. Each experience allows us a glimpse into our own humble, collective, and shared humanity.

The entire event is free and open to the public. Food and music is at 6:00 pm. Play begins at 7:15 pm.

In case of rain, the event will move to the J.F. Kennedy Elementary School located 1 block away at 7 Bolster Street.

Entertainment and food prior to the plays:

Thursday, July 18
Food from Ethiopian Cafe and Miami Restaurant
Drinks and snacks from Freddy’s Market
Jazz by the Naty Hernandez Trio

Friday, July 19
Food from Blue Nile Restaurant and El Oriental de Cuba Restaurant
Drinks and snacks from Codman Market

Saturday, July 20
Cold drinks and snacks (including ice cream) by Evelyn’s Market

Check back here on updates to weather, food, and performers.

Support Teatro en el Parque: With funding by the Boston Main Streets Foundation and from the Hyde/Jackson community, our Bridging Communities project at Teatro en el Parque aims to bring together both Spanish and non-Spanish speaking communities for engaging, fun evenings in Mozart Park. Through our Teatro en el Parque and other celebrations, we hope to facilitate positive interactions between patrons and neighborhood businesses leading to a stronger local economy and more vibrant neighborhood.

We need to raise $2,500 by July 28 in order to receive $2,500 in match funding by the Boston Main Streets Foundation for this project. For more information and to donate, go to our project homepage. If you prefer to donate by check, please send your donation to us at Hyde Jackson Square Main Street, 329 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA  02130.