Gala Hispanic Theatre presents: The Innocent Eréndira and her Heartless Grandmother

OK ladies and gents, if you’re looking for something to do in the DC area that includes drama, culture and beauty–then head over to the Gala Hispanic Theatre for an incredible night of entertainment. The Gala continues its 35th Anniversary Season with “La candida Erendira/The Innocent and Her Heartless Grandmother,” based on a novel by award-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 

The theatre is located on 3333 14th Street NW
Yes, you know the world famous author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I first fell in love with his literary genius after reading “Cien Anos De Soledad” or in English translated as “100 Hundred Years of Solitude”— so if you wish to enter a word of literary magical realism and creativity then you haven’t lived until you’ve read the work of Marquez. (The widely acclaimed story, considered to be the author’s masterpiece, was first published in Spanish in 1967, and succeeded so well that it has been translated into thirty-seven languages and sold more than 20 million copies.)

I am so thrilled to head on over to the Gala Hispanic Theatre to see “La candida Erendira/The Innocent and Her Heartless Grandmother” up on the stage. 

Photo courtesy of Paulo Andres Montenegro.
Photo courtesy of Paulo Andres Montenegro. 
Photo courtesy of Paulo Andres Montenegro. 


In a mysterious and poetic landscape, the young Erendira is forced to sell herself by her grandmother to pay for accidentally burning down the family home. After traveling from town to town, Erendira is wed to a young man who loves her deeply and together they plot an escape. In his innovative adaptation, Triana turns a tragic tale into black comedy revealing possibilities never imagined in the original story. 

La candida Erendira is performed in Spanish with English surtitles, Thursdays through Saturday at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.Featured in the cast are guest artists Laura Garcia from Colombia as the grandmother, as well as Paola Baldion from New York as the young Erendira. Ms. Garcia is a well-known film and theater actress in Colombia, who appeared as Laurencia in “Fuente Ovejuna” by Lope de Vega and Ursula Iguaran in “La Casa” by Garcia Marquez. She won the ACE Best Actress Award in New York for her role in Garcia Marquez’s “Diatriba de amor contra un hombre sentado” and has received acting awards from the Big Apple.  

Jorge Ali Triana (Director, Adaptation) was born in Colombia and is considered one of the most distinguished Latin American film and theatre directors. He studied film and theater at the Superior Arts Academy in Prague, and later founded the Popular Theatre of the Bogota Dramatic Arts and Audiovisual Center. Triana has directed more than 50 productions. 

Single tickets are Thursdays and Sundays, and $36 Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets for students, senior citizens (65+) and military are $20 (Thursdays and Sundays) and $26 (Fridays and Saturdays.) Additional discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets: Call (800) 494-8497, or (202) 234-7174, or just go to the Website at See you there!!! 

Besos xoxoxo,

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