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The Courage


The Courage

To Right a Woman's Wrongs

Free Event - General Admission

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

A Spanish Golden Age Comedy by Ana Caro de Mallén y Soto. Adapted and Directed by Peter Romano and Maria Corina Ramirez.

When our Educational Touring productions began in 2019, we focused on bringing the classics to life in modern adaptations. For our 2022 and 2023 tours, seven professional actors have been taking Ana Caro’s witty critique of society to middle and high schools throughout Miami-Dade County. At this event, you will be able to see a performance of this transformative educational touring production!

Moreover, all of the touring performances include talkbacks, allowing students to engage further with the productions and discuss the show’s themes: Comedia of the Hispanic golden age, overcoming the Don Juan myth, female solidarity, courtship practices, cross-dressing, and theater within the theater.

Through the story of Leonor, a woman sets out to find her once lover – Don Juan, naturally – and bring him to justice. The play is a comedy of wild intrigue and lively ingenuity, in which Leonor crosses geographical boundaries and defies the social expectations of gender in order to right the wrongs done to her by her fickle lover and ultimately, restore her lost honor.

The author, Ana Caro de Mallén y Soto (ca.1601 – 1645), was a Spanish poet and playwright. Born an enslaved person in Granada, Spain, she became one of the most celebrated playwrights of Spain’s Golden Age. This adaptation, translated by academics at UCLA, is a collaboration by Maria Corina Ramirez and Peter Romano created specifically for MiND’s 2022 Educational Tour. In true Miami New Drama fashion, we modernize and adapt these important stories to connect with today’s students and represent our community. In 2022, the company was directed by Peter Romano and reached 260 students! For the 2023 Tour, Maria Corina Ramirez joined our team again to direct a remounting of this play.

The Courage 2023