San Diego, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 4, 2003–TEATRO LATINO’s first-ever tour of a Broadway play in Spanish CARTAS DE AMOR, featuring telenovela stars SAUL LISAZO and KATE DEL CASTILLO, continues March 21-23 at the Spreckels Theater in San Diego, CA. Tickets are on sale now for all four performances ( Friday and Saturday at 8:30PM, and Sunday at 2:30PM) at the Spreckels box office and all Ritmo Latino stores and Robinson’s-May deparment stores in Southern California. For more information, visit the website at http://www.teatrolatino.com or call 619-220-8497.
CARTAS DE AMOR’s national tour opened with a record-breaking engagement at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. “We were thrilled to see thousands turn out for this special theater event,” explained Teatro Latino executive producer Mark Edelman. “People really enjoyed seeing Kate and Saul in this wonderful, romantic play. We are excited about bringing CARTAS DE AMOR to Latino audiences all over the U.S.”
LISAZO and DEL CASTILLO portray Andres and Melinda, the star-crossed lovers of A.R. Gurney’s Broadway hit LOVE LETTERS transformed into CARTAS DE AMOR.. Directed by award-winning playwright Guillermo Reyes and produced by the TEATRO LATINO division of Theater League, CARTAS DE AMOR marks the first in a series of Spanish language plays and musicals to be presented by TEATRO LATINO in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas-the major Hispanic markets in the United States.
“TEATRO LATINO is dedicated to developing cultural events for the Spanish speaking audiences in communities throughout the US,” continued Edelman. “Our tour will continue through 2003 and into 2004, with upcoming engagements set for the Arena Theater in Houston (April 25-26), Long Beach and Riverside, California (May 16-18), the Chavez Theater in El Paso (June 13-14) and the Majestic in San Antonio (July 18-20). More dates and cities will be announced next month.”
Starring the popular Argentine actor Lisazo and Mexican star del Castillo, CARTAS DE AMOR traces the relationship between a prominent Mexican artistocrat (Lisazo) and his wealthy yet wild friend Melinda (del Castillo), an artist who lives life to the fullest. The pair meet in their youth, try to let romance take hold and build a relationship throughout their lives via the letters they write to one another. Their love letters survive marriages and break-ups, victories and tragedies, families and loneliness-always friends, always in touch despite the distance and circumstances that separate them.
Saul Lisazo (Andres) was named one of the sexiest men in the world in the November 2000 issue of PEOPLE EN ESPANOL. He is best known for his many starring roles on Televisa-produced Spanish language television, including DERECHO DE NACER (opposite Srta. del Castillo), POR TU AMOR, PRIVILEGIO DEL AMAR, and his first big hit, ACAPULCO, CUERPO Y ALMA. Lisazo will begin shooting a new telenovela for Televisa in early 2003.
Kate del Castillo (Melinda) is one of Spanish language television’s biggest stars, best known for her starring roles in DERECHO DE NACER, RAMONA, and LA MENTIRA, currently being revived on Univision stations across the US. Kate’s long list of credits includes Ofelia Martinez, the only Mexicana on the award-winning PBS series AMERICAN FAMILY. She is currently starring in a new telenovela for Televisa, BAJO EL MISMO PIEL, slated for broadcast in the U.S. in 2003.
TEATRO LATINO’s national touring production of CARTAS DE AMOR, starring Saul Lisazo and Kate del Castillo, arrives at the Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway in downtown San Diego on March 21-23. Performances are set for Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at 8:30 and Sunday, March 23 at 2:30. Ticket prices range from $32 to 17 and are on sale now at the Spreckels Theater Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ritmo Latino and Robinson’s May locations or on the web at http://www.teatrolatino.com. Call 619-220-8497 to order tickets (Spanish speaking operators on duty).
National Press Representative
Stella Paolini, 602-795-7249
Local Press Representative (San Diego)
Kathy Swank, 858-487-4474