eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage, Seattle's only Latino theatre collective, will hold their first annual fundraising gala on Valentine's Day February 14, 2012.
eSe Amor: Great Works of Love ("amor" means "love" in Spanish), is a celebration of love, romance and sensuality through bilingual excerpts of Latin American literature, live music performances and spontaneous dance. From the reciting of Pablo Neruda's poetry and excerpts of Isabel Allende's Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses, to tastings of gourmet, handcrafted chocolate, fine wines, and tantalizing tapas, guests will be treated to a full sensory experience in the intimate setting of ACT's Bullitt Cabaret.
Directed by Rose Cano, the presentation will feature bilingual readings of excerpts from works by Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Alfonsina Storni, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Laura Esquivel, accented with live music performances and dancing demos. The catered event includes complimentary light fare, fine wine, gourmet chocolate tastings, and items for auction or raffle including tickets to the Seattle Symphony, spa visits, massage, fine dining certificates and many more, to keep the romance aflame all year long.
Singles in Seattle on Valentine's Day don't have to miss out on all the fun, either, as Sexy Single Seating offers balcony seating reserved exclusively for singles to enjoy the show and mingle with other singles!
Ticket sales ($50) and a silent auction of items inspired by love and passion will help raise funds for eSe Teatro's 2012 Season which will include a mainstage theatre production at ACT (A Contemporary Theatre), Multicultural Playwrights Festival, Solo Festival and other community theatrical productions.
For more information visit www.eseteatro.org.
To purchase tickets call (206) 292-7676 or visit www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/eSeAmor.