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GALA Theatre is proud to announce a special weekend presentation of Zavala-Zavala, a chamber opera in five cuts composed by Brian Arreola and written by Anna Deeny Morales. This poignant production will grace the stage for one weekend only, from June 21 to June 23, 2024, featuring the remarkable baritone Efraín Solís in a lead role.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm at GALA Theatre, located at 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010. The show is bilingual, appropriate for all ages, and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.

Zavala-Zavala delves into the story of Natividad Zavala-Zavala, a Honduran woman who was brutally separated from her seven-year-old grandson after their perilous crossing of the Rio Grande in 2017. The opera intricately explores the emotional and legal turmoil that ensues, providing a powerful commentary on the fragility of juridical systems amidst the implementation of the Zero Tolerance directive.
This program is made possible with a generous grant from the Ford Foundation.

Zavala-Zavala features Efraín Solís (Baritone) as Sergio García, renowned for his compelling voice and dynamic stage presence, and an extraordinary cast that includes Elizabeth Mondragón (Mezzo-Soprano) as Natividad Zavala-Zavala, Judy Yannini (Soprano) as Sara Morales, and Abraham Latner (Soprano) as Niño.

Regular tickets are $30. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.galatheatre.org or call (202) 234-7174. Tickets are also available on Goldstar and TodayTix.

GALA has 4 wheelchair accessible spaces and an elevator to transport people from the entrance to the lobby, and to the house. Parking is available at a $4 flat rate in the Giant garage on Park Road, NW (must validate parking ticket at theatre lobby for discount). GALA is located one block north of the Columbia Heights Metro station (Green/Yellow lines).

All performances are mask optional, and proof of vaccination is not required.

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