My family and I enjoyed our day at LeaLA (read about the event here), it continues through tomorrow, Sunday, May 1st. Here are some of the highlights from today:
- Listening to Natalia Toledo read her bilingual (Español-Zapoteca) book, “Cuento del Conejo y el Coyote – Didxaguca’ sti’ Lexu ne Gueu’ (Tale of the Rabbit and the Coyote).”
- Getting lost in mounds of Español language books.
- Watching “A la Deriva Teatro” (Drifting Theater Company) from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, performing “Romeo and Juliet for children,” a witty, funny, and creative production using just three actors – Abelardo Ferré, Gabriel Alvarez, and Susana Romo (see their photo below)- Director Fausto Ramirez presents a whole new take on Shakespeare’s classic (in Español). My kids smiled the whole time, even at the end! Watch a sneak peek at the end of this post.
Admission is free and don’t forget to see Romeo and Juliet, there will be two more shows.