Parasol Arts Inc. presents Carmen, The Tango

Lone Tree Arts Center

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Parasol Arts presents the famous story of Carmen using the sensual and passionate language of Argentine Tango. Argentine guest artists, Donato Juarez and Marcelo Molina join the spectacular Diana Cruz in the leading roles. The scenario centers on Carmen, Don José, and the bullfighter Escamillo. Carmen is a free spirited gypsy in contrast to the temperamental and fickle Don José. Fate, a representation of Carmen’s alter ego, tells Carmen’s fortune with a deck of cards. A fight with Don Jose’s fiancé, Michaela, leads to Carmen’s arrest by Captain Zúñiga. In jail, she seduces Don José and convinces him to release her. Carmen is subsequently caught in a love triangle between Don José and popular bullfighter Escamillo. Captain Zuniga and Michaela disapprove of the unconventional behavior of Carmen and her lovers. Carmen dances alternatively with Escamillo and Don José until she is stabbed. She dies caressing Don José’s face, revealing him as the assassin.