We are pleased to present you with the finest of 16th century Spanish comedy, in the heart of the breathtaking Saint Augustine, the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the United States- The Ancient City! Feel free to browse our photos, post in the forums, or drop us a line!
We present ourselves as a traveling theatre troupe performing plays of Spain’s golden age--- the 16th century comic plays of Lope de Rueda. Written to be played as short pieces, these 'interludes' appeal to the common man as did the groundling plays of William Shakespeare. To announce the performance and invite the public to enjoy our comedies, we parade about with sign, bell, and drum. As our performance begins, the Owner of our ragtag troupe explains our circumstances- "We have left Spain en route to perform in the great theatres of Mexico City, but because of an unfortunate encounter with pirates, we find ourselves stranded in St. Augustine!" The Owner then shares our view of life in St. Augustine and the history of the plays. Then our Comedias begin as the characters present timeless human conditions: Star-crossed lovers, bad working conditions, thieves, and trickery! Lavish tapestries decorate our performance area. We deport ourselves as befits actors with our clothing, accoutrements and our behaviors reflecting our extreme theatricality! The audience enjoys history and laughter in short comedy plays.