Spanish Play "Aguila o Sol" to be Performed
Apr 16, 2010FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. FRANCISCO CABELLO, Spanish and Hispanic Studies
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA TO PRESENT SPANISH PLAY
The Spanish and Hispanic Studies department at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present Sabina Berman’s play, “Aguila o Sol (Eagle or Sun)” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21 in the Morrie Jones Conference Center A-B, Knutson Campus Center. The play, a mostly Spanish performance, is free and open to the public.
Berman’s script is the epitome of the tragic comedy based on the Spanish conquest of the Aztec nation. Berman seeks to lead the audience’s personal view of history astray with her own interpretation of Moctezuma’s fall. By bending facts and adding her own touch, she twists the historical narrative into a humorous and sorrowful tail.
Berman, born in Mexico to European immigrants, grew up a Jewish woman in Spanish-speaking Catholic Mexico. A celebrated author, she is the winner of four Mexican National Theatre Prizes, the only person who has accomplished such an honor.
The performance by Concordia students is directed by Dr. Francisco Cabello, interim chair and professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies.