La Paloma - At The Wall


La Verbena de la Paloma“, the most famous and beloved Spanish zarzuela, is given new life in this bold reimagining set at Friendship Park, on the Tijuana side of the border between Mexico and the United States.  This vibrant and triumphant piece affirms with music and poetry the power of the human spirit to transcend boundaries, featuring Mexican folk dance, and with Tomás Bretón’s melodies brought to life by traditional Mexican son jarocho instrumental ensemble. Here, despite separation, cultures, lives, and spirits intersect, rise, and go on. Writer, Anna Deeny Morales, composer, Ulises Eliseo, and director Nick Olcott reveal the humanity of this powerful work.

Presented by The In Series

Show Type
Running Time
100 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $45

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available for Seniors, Students, and Patrons Under 35 -- additional discounted tickets available via TodayTix and Goldstar

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Box Office Phone: 202-204-7763

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/23/2019 - 03/31/2019
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday ---
Friday ---
Saturday 8:00pm--
Important Dates
Performer Role
Ian McEuen Julian
Elizabeth Mondragon Paloma
Vivian Allvin Tia
Mia Rojas Susanna
Lewis Freeman Don Jack
Chris Herman Juana
Teresa Ferrera Casta
Katherine Fili Rita
Nigel Rowe Guard
Carlos Majer Sebastian
Gustavo Ahualli Francisco
Santiago Alfonzo Meza Guard
Production Personnel
Nick Olcott
Costume Designer
Donna Breslin
Set Designer
Jonathan Dahm Robertson
Alejandro Gongora
Musical Director
Ulises Elises
Lighting Designer
Marianne Meadows
Tomas Breton
Ricardo de la Vega
Adapted By
Anna Deeny Morales
Adapted From
La Verbena De La Paloma


GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
About the Venue:
Set on top of the former Tivoli Theatre's balcony, the new theater house design uses the existing balcony's stepped concrete for its seating. The vibrant design echoes the vitality of the theater company and the Latino creative spirit. A curved wall for art dominates the lobby, while the concessions bar creates a focal counterpoint within the space.

Getting There

  • Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • One block north of Columbia Heights Metro


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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