Yo también hablo de la rosa (I Too Speak of the Rose)


Set in Mexico City in the 1960s, teenagers Toña and Polo accidentally derail a train while playing hooky from school. The details of what happened and the punishment they should face are as different as the spectators who follow the event.  This searing look at poverty and society’s response to it is a masterpiece of modern Mexican theatre.

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

Presented by GALA Hispanic Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$25 - $45

Discount Tickets Available Senior $30; Student/Military $25; Group 10+ $22

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Box Office Phone: 202-234-7174

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/02/2017 - 02/26/2017
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 8:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 02/09/2017 - 10:30am
  • 02/10/2017 - 10:30am
  • 02/16/2017 - 10:30am
  • 02/17/2017 - 10:30am
Performer Role
Edwin R. Bernal Maximino Gonzalez
Marta Carton Teacher, Tona's Mother
Oscar Ceville Man at Bus Stop, Professor 1
Roberto Colmenares Newspaper Carrier, Male Scavenger 1
Julieta Egurrola Medium/Intermediaria
Peter Pereyra Male Student, Lecturer
Chema Pineda-Fernandez Candy Vendor, Male Scavenger 2
Jessyka Rodriguez Woman at Bus Stop, Poor Girl
Lorena Sabogal Female Scavenger 1, Polo's Mother
Manolo Santalla Don Pepe, Professor 2
Steven Soto Polo
Melissa Strova Valencia Female Student, Tona's Sister, Female Scavenger 2
Sharon Desiree Moncayo Tona
Production Personnel
Emilio Carballido
Hugo Medrano
Costume Designer
Alicia Tessari
Set Designer
Daniel Pinha
Sound Designer
Neil McFadden
Lighting Designer
Alberto Segarra


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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