Flushing Town Hall to feature story of Frida Kahlo

Award-winning actress, singer and voiceover artist Paola Pucel stars as the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in “The Colors of Frida / Los Colores de Frida.”
Courtesy of Flushing Town Hall
By Carlotta Mohamed

On Saturday, July 14, Flushing Town Hall will present two performances of “The Colors of Frida/Los Colores de Frida” by Teatro SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.,) a bilingual, one-woman show about the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The performance will combine storytelling, music, visual arts, puppets, and audience participation to convey the story of the famous artist.

The show is for ages 6 and up presented in an easy-to-understand mix of English and Spanish.

Paola Pucel, an award-winning actress, singer and voice-over artist, will star in the show. Pucel is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and has been a member of Teatro SEA for 10 years. She won an ATI Award for Best Children’s Theater Actress for “The Colors of Frida/Los Colores de Frida.”

Pucel’s career began in Mexico in classical theater and musicals, and she has performed overseas in Argentina, El Salvador and Spain. Pucel has developed a distinctive voice-over career working for well-known brands, and she was nominated for a Voice Arts Award for Best Voiceover in a Spanish Commercial for her work in an Aveeno Baby campaign.

Established in 1985, Teatro SEA is a premier bilingual arts-in-education organization and Latino children’s theater in the United States. SEA creates and produces educational theater productions, art workshops and programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational, social and community issues. Its internationally celebrated programs reach over 75,000 children and young adults every year.

Tickets for the family performances at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. are $14/$10 members; $8 for children; $6 member children. For further details and purchase of tickets visit: www.flushingtownhall.org or by calling (718) 463-7700 (ext.222).

In addition, this season Flushing Town Hall is opening its doors to teenagers – for free. Under the “Teen Access Program,” all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) will be welcome to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.

Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot – located a short distance from the 7 train – at 137-35 Northern Blvd. in Flushing. Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available.

Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed by e-mail at cmohamed@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4526.

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