Mexican theater company Tutiatro is a wide-ranging but small troupe. It must be streamlined from traveling so much, having jetted to Venezuela, Colombia, France, and plenty of other far-off lands. At Encuentro de Teatro, the group performs a slate of four plays, with one, Cleopatra, for children. Local company La Tropa joins in to produce another, Orinoco, which finds a pair of dancers waking up to discover themselves mysteriously alone on a huge ship in the middle of the ferocious river of the same name. And this evening, Tutiatro performs Gustavo Otts play Fotomatón, a comedy of identity, and Una Golondrina de Madera by Liliana Valderrama, a sort of existential quandary for women. What makes the series especially rare is that everything is in Spanish, with English subtitles. Were not sure why it seems unusual to see Spanish-language theater around here, but were glad about this little festival.
July 9-12, 6 p.m., 2009