Como agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)

 U.S. Premiere!
 Based on the novel by Laura Esquivel (Mexico)
 Adapted for the stage by Garbi Losada (TEATROA)
 Directed by Olga Sánchez
 September 6 - October 7, 2018
 Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm
 In Spanish with English surtitles

A dash of romance, a sprinkle of comedy, and lots of quail, chile, mole, and rose petals create an intense world of passion! A young woman trapped by traditions finds freedom in cooking so magical it inspires people to laugh, cry, and burn with desire.

Sunday, September 23: Post-performance discussion with Chef Pati Jinich, the James Beard Award-winning host of the PBS-WETA Television series Pati’s Mexican Table, resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and author of two cookbooks, Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking and Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen. SOLD OUT!

Sunday, September 30: Talk-back with Dr. Rosa Aurora Chávez, M.D., Ph.D. Psychoanalyst in private practice, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University; Chair of the Psychoanalysis, Creativity and the Arts Program, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.

Student Matinees: September 20, 21, 27, 28, and October 4 and 5 at 10:30 am. For more information, email

Noche de GALA and Press Night: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8 pm.

Tickets: $48 Regular; $30 Seniors (65+), Students, Military, and 30 and under; $25 Group Sales (10+); Noche de GALA: $55 (individual), $95 (couple).

This production is made possible in part with generous support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Embassy of Mexico, AARP, and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

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