Directed by Leandro Fernández
A rollicking evening for people of all ages and genders!
Washington, D.C.- GALA Hispanic Theatre opens its 41st season with the Washington, DC premiere of Miss Cuarenta written and performed by Colombian Paula Arcila, a leading Latina comedian from Miami. Directed by Leandro Fernández, Miss Cuarenta is an uproarious piece that will be presented only in Spanish on July 15 and 16, 2016 at 8 pm at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW. A post-performance discussion with the artist will follow each evening’s presentation.
In Miss Cuarenta, a woman celebrates her 40th birthday by recalling her many failed dates, romances and marriages. Ms. Arcila’s sharp and insightful delivery will have audiences laughing from beginning to end as she explores society’s obsession with beauty and aging through a hilarious look at certain moments in a woman’s life.
Paula Arcila is an actress, journalist and radio personality who resides in Miami. A native of Colombia, she has appeared in such productions as The Vagina Monologues, Taxi, Mujeres Ligeras, and Malas, and her one-woman show, Miss Cuarenta, has been presented to sold out houses in Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Florida; New Jersey; Medellin, Colombia; and the Dominican Republic. Ms. Arcila also has appeared in El Club de Humor, an evening of stand-up comedy produced by comic and social commentator Saulo García, who GALA presented last year. She has also appeared on Caracol Radio and is a co-host of Univision’s morning radio program El Desayuno Musical/Musical Breakfast in Miami.
This program is supported by La Fontana Ristorante Italiano in Miami and the National Performance
General admission tickets to Miss Cuarenta are $30, with group (10+) discounts available. FOR TICKETS, CALL (202) 234-7174 or visit www.galatheatre.org.
Parking is available at a discount in the Giant Food garage behind the theater on Park Road, NW. GALA Theatre is one block from the Columbia Heights metro station on the Green and Yellow lines.
GALA is a partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
GALA is celebrating its 41st season of presenting the range of Hispanic theatre, music, dance, spoken word, poetry and the visual arts from Latin America, Spain, the Caribbean, and the United States. GALA is supported in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, private foundations, corporations and individuals. GALA is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the National Performance Network, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and Cultural Capital.
GALA is an acronym (Grupo de Artistas Latino Americanos) and should be written in all capital letters. The name of our venue is GALA Theatre. Please refrain from using any other terms.