Miami-Dade County Auditorium presents the Hot Theatre Summer Series 2023
Series includes the free day-long International Children's Day, Teatro Avante's 37th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami and a new play by ARCA Images.
This July and August, Miami-Dade County Auditorium MDCA debuts dazzling summer performances to delight audiences. Launching MDCA’s “Hot Theatre Summer Series” is Teatro Avante’s 37th International Hispanic Theatre Festival, International Children’s Day, and ARCA Image’s theatrical performance “Hierro.”
Located at 2901 W. Flagler St., in the heart of Little Havana, programming at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium draws upon the rich cultural tapestry in Miami, combining internationally recognized organizations and local arts groups to produce and present accessible arts programing for children and adults in the surrounding communities.
37th International Hispanic Theatre Festival
Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 23, 2023 (On.Stage Black Box)
“La Isla De Los Hombres Solos”
Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 9 at 5:00 p.m.
(San José, Costa Rica)
By José León Sánchez
La Isla De Los Hombres Solos (The Lonely Men’s Island), written in 1968 by José León Sánchez, is considered one of the bestselling Costa Rican literary novels of all time. The story narrates the events that occurred in the San Lucas prison on an island located off Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. In 2016, Teatro Expressivo brought this relevant novel to the stage when playwright Caridad Svich made an adaptation for theater. A cast of experienced actors brings this work to life, which constitutes an intense reflection on the value of freedom. Presented in Spanish.
“Yo Soy Don Quijote de la Mancha”
Thursday, July 13, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m.
(Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
By José Ramón Fernández
With the novel Don Quixote, author Miguel de Cervantes created one of the most unique personalities in fictional literature. Don Quixote was a knight-errant, a figure who won no battles, a deranged man who loved the freedom to do good. The characters from this mythic story have been adapted to the stage to partake in new adventures told through ballads, making for a remarkable theater experience. Presented in Spanish.
Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 23 at 5 p.m.
Written & Directed by Jesús Bienvenido
A journey to the past that narrates, through the intimate story of the protagonist, the harsh repression that authors, directors, and murga street-band interpreters and their choir suffered during the Spanish Civil War. A musical-theatrical performance that mingles singer-songwriter songs, the Cádiz carnival, and rhythms from Andalucía and South America. Presented in Spanish.
International Children’s Day
Sunday, July 16 at 2-6 p.m.
Miami-Dade County Auditorium and Teatro Avante join forces to present International Children’s Day, part of the International Hispanic Theater Festival of Miami and the Auditorium’s Hot Theatre Summer Series. The free event will feature rides, food, children’s activities, bilingual workshops and a family-friendly theatre performance presented in Spanish. The performance, “El Guardián De Los Cuentos” (The Guardian of Tales), is a dynamic play by the theatre company La Tartana Teatro from Madrid, Spain, which tells five different folktales using puppets and awe-inspiring sets.
ARCA Images presents “Hierro”
Thursday, July 27 – Saturday, July 29 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 30 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 3 – Saturday, August 5 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 6 at 5 p.m.
By Carlos Celdrán
“Hierro” (Iron), is a theatrical text written by Carlos Celdrán. Hierro presents us with the secret life of José Martí, a poet, hero, and leading figure in the history of Cuba and Latin America. His story is brought back to life in this theatrical retelling. Presented in Spanish with simultaneous translations from English.
Hot Theatre Summer Series
July 7 – August 6, 2023
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St. Miami, FL 33135