Updated Info: The St. Louis Premiere of THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS

College of Fine Arts and Communication
Department of Theatre, Dance & Media Studies
The St. Louis Premiere of the 2011 ATCA Francesca Primus Prize for Playwriting

a new play with songs by Caridad Svich
based on the novel by Isabel Allende

OCTOBER 14-22, 2011

The Lee Theater @ Touhill Performing Arts CenterThe House of the Spirits paints a family portrait over four generations of political, social and familial upheaval.  This epic play, inspired by Isabel Allende’s prizewinning story, evokes the pride, passion and triumph of characters living in turbulent times. Playwright Caridad Svich’s English-language adaptation will receive its first major St. Louis production at UMSL. The play has previously been produced in Spanish in Chile and at Repertorio Español in New York City, and in English at the Denver Center Theatre Company.

Author Isabel Allende, who last year was awarded Chile’s National Literature Prize, published her debut novel “The House of the Spirits”in 1982. It quickly became an international best-seller and critical success. Set in a fictional Latin American country, the novel spans more than 50 years, dealing with themes of oppression, tyranny, gender and class issues, but also romance, love, healing and forgiveness.

directed by Tlaloc Rivas
set, lighting & projection design by Glen Anderson
costume & puppetry design by Felia Davenport
dramaturgy by Megan Monaghan Rivas
sound design by Glen Anderson & Tlaloc Rivas
dance choreography by Belicia Beck
fight choreography by Tlaloc Rivas
music arranged & performed by Matthew Wiseman

Ashley Bauman, Sydney Daniels, Sean Green,
Destiny Hanlin, Rachel Ligon,
 Michael Pierce,
Sophie Powell,
 Juan Shivers, Samantha Smith
& Ben Watts

8 Performances ONLY:

Friday October 14th at 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Saturday October 15th at 7:30pm
Sunday October 16th at 3pm 
(w/post-show panel w/Caridad Svich & UMSL faculty)

Tuesday October 18th at 9am (Special Student Matinee)
Wednesday October 19th at 7:30pm (All seats $3)
Thursday October 20th at 7:30pm
Friday October 21st at 7:30pm
Saturday October 22nd at 7:30pm (Closing Night)

Tickets at www.touhill.org or 314.516.4949
$10 General Admission / $5 Students w/School ID

For more information, please contact Tlaloc Rivas, Assistant Professor of Theatre
at 314.516.4850 or email: RivasT@umsl.edu