Fermata
Tarika Cefkin, Lori Hansen, Meegan Annslee and Maria Cheng

Theatre Esprit Asia proudly presents another premiere FERMATA
by Maria Cheng

May 8–31, 2015
Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm; Sat May 30 2:30pm
Aurora Cultural Arts District [ACAD] Gallery Theatre 1400 Dallas Street, Aurora, CO 80010

Tickets at 303-333-1540
$26 at door; $23 general advance reservations, $20 advance for students/seniors 65+/groups of 6+
$2 fee per ticket for credit card purchases
Contact: Maria Cheng at mariachengtea@gmail.com or visit www.theatre-esprit-asia.org.

In Fermata, three generations of brilliant musicians meet to celebrate the matriarch’s 80th birthday.

Secrets and jealousies, lost dreams and future hopes unfold with humor and grace in a lush villa, under-scored by strains of Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Johann Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Chinese folk and milonga – music of the barrios of Buenos Aires. Yes, the Argentine tango!

What is Grandma’s secret? Can Da Jieh overcome her ghosts? Will Shiow May face the consequences of her own choices? Can Sabrina forgive her mother’s disapproval?

In this dramedy, playwright Maria Cheng explores the burden of virtuosity, the politics of art making, the purpose of music and what price one pays when one doesn’t, or does, follow one’s authentic self.

In less than two years of producing work, Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) has won 13 awards from the theatre community and now has found a permanent home in which to office and perform.

The space is actually an art gallery, which will be transformed into a fully equipped and intimate 48 seat theatre. This theatre became possible due to a model public/non-profit three-way partnership of the city of Aurora, the non-profit Aurora Cultural Arts District and TEA.