“Lope de Vega’s tale of the 15th-century revolt of a small village against a tyrannical overlord is a stirring hymn to the passion of fellowship…It’s the love of a community that shines out.”—City Limits (London)
By Lope de Vega
The translator/adapter of Fuente Ovejuna performed in English will be announced shortly.
Directed by Flordelino Lagundino
April 28 – May 29, 2023
For the first time, TFANA will produce the work of the Spanish Golden Age author Lope de Vega. His masterpiece, Fuente Ovejuna (1612) is a prophetically modern drama by history’s most prolific dramatist. The play recounts a violent peasant uprising against an aristocratic lord who rapes socially powerless women with impunity and highlights the heroism of one remarkable woman who dares to lead. The heroine Laurencia’s brave stand foreshadows future movements for systemic change and individual rights.
The exciting young director Flordelino Lagundino makes his TFANA debut. The announcement of the translator/adapter of Fuente Ovejuna performed in English will be made shortly.
Flordelino Lagundino (Director) is a director, actor, producer, and educator. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Theater Alaska. His directing credits include: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theater Alaska); Aubergine (Park Square Theatre); FOB (Drama League); Sweeney Todd, Doubt, Yellowman, Cedar House, Animals Out of Paper (Perseverance Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Juneau Symphony); Flipzoids, True West, Shakespeare’s R&J (Generator Theater Company). He participated in the TFANA Actors and Directors Project and received the SDCF Sir John Gielgud Classical Directing Fellowship and Drama League NY Directing Fellowship. Lagundino holds an MFA in directing from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company, and an MFA in acting from University of Texas at Austin.
Deloitte is the 2022-2023 Season Sponsor.
Principal support for Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs is provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Fund in the New York Community Trust, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Thompson Family Foundation.
Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs are also made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Endowment support for Fuente Ovejuna is provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama.