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Miami 'Micro Theater' Brings Spanish Tradition To The States

For the past three years, thousands of Spanish-speaking residents in Miami have been introduced to a new form of entertainment. It's an idea that originated in Spain during the worst part of that country's recession.

Luis Hernandez from Here & Now contributor WLRN reports on how the producers are trying to spread their idea across the Americas, and to English-speaking audiences.

Daniella Macias performs alongside Joel Angelino in "Yo Soy La Otra" a comedy about stealing another person's lover. (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
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Daniella Macias performs alongside Joel Angelino in "Yo Soy La Otra" a comedy about stealing another person's lover. (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
"Dinner Date" is a dark comedy with a tad of cannibalism mixed in - written by local writer Frank Quintana. (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
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"Dinner Date" is a dark comedy with a tad of cannibalism mixed in - written by local writer Frank Quintana. (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
Micro Theater Miami, the stages - seven cargo containers (air-conditioned). (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
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Micro Theater Miami, the stages - seven cargo containers (air-conditioned). (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
Jonathan Cabrera and Marcela Paguaga performing in "Love at First Tinder", one of the English shows from last season at Micro Theater Miami. (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
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Jonathan Cabrera and Marcela Paguaga performing in "Love at First Tinder", one of the English shows from last season at Micro Theater Miami. (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
The set of the Spanish show "Al Mal Tiempo, Buena Rima" starring Adriana Bermudez and Guillermo Quintanilla.
(Luis Hernandez/WLRN)
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The set of the Spanish show "Al Mal Tiempo, Buena Rima" starring Adriana Bermudez and Guillermo Quintanilla. (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)

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