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Mind trips through your emotions

Faith is just a train ride away in Piel de lava group?s Tren.

By Juan Carlos Fontana

For the Herald

BASAVILBASO (EL SUEÑO TERMINÓ). Written and directed by Andrés Binetti, who previously directed the fringe hit Llanto de perro, explores the effect of reality on certain fictional characters which, thanks to the actors’ noteworthy performances, eventually embody real-life people.

Binetti sets the action of Basavilbaso... on a desolate camp site in the eponymous town located in the province of Entre Ríos. Distance, unease, the feeling of not belonging, all elicit daring confessions from people who lose their aplomb when far from home and the safety of objects.

With: Malala González, Alejandro Lifschitz, Pablo Sciolini and Mariano Saba.

Where & When. At Abasto Social Club, Humahuaca 3649. Tel: 4862-7205. Saturdays at 11pm. Tickets
$ 35 and $ 25.

TREN. The girls from Piel de lava theatrical company are at it again! Original and outrageous, their new opus, Tren, is the story of a group of women travelling together to a religious congress where, hopefully, they will meet God.

A series of unexpected situations prompts Elisa Carricajo, Valeria Correa, Pilar Gamboa and Laura Paredes (all authors, performers and directors) to ask themselves existential questions like, “What is faith?”, “What purpose does it serve?”

“Like all virtues, Faith is bestowed upon a chosen few but it’s rather hard to find for others.” Working on this dictum, all four actresses pull off brilliant performances.

Where & When. At Teatro Anfitrión, Venezuela 3340. Tel: 4931-2124. Fridays at 9pm. Tickets $ 40 and $ 25.

AMOR, DOLOR Y QUÉ ME PONGO. Nora and Delia Ephron, who produced such emblematic films as When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got E-mail, adapted Ilene Beckerman’s book for the stage. The result is beguiling production in which five women, all going through different stages in their lives, construct a colourful story mostly made up of memories.

Childhood, adolescence, first love, first breakup, first and last marriage are carefully reconstructed through subtle images: the colour of a party dress, a hairdo, a range of pungent emotions.

Mercedes Morán directs actresses Leonor Manso, Jorgelina Aruzzi, Ana Katz, Cecilia Roth and Mercedes Scápola with a deft hand. Not just for women, but also for men, who’ll find unknown facets of women and even see themselves reflected in their anecdotes.

Where & When. At Teatro Tabarís, Av. Corrientes 831. Plateanet.com.ar. Tickets $ 120 and $ 90. Tuesday to Friday at 9pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm, Sunday at 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

LA VIDA ES SUEÑO. Pedro Calderón de La Barca’s classic is a vivid account of how knowledge helps men earn their freedom. Segismundo, locked up by his father on grounds of violent, dangerous behaviour, ends up teaching him a life lesson.

The current production, adapted and directed by Calixto Bieito, features a dazzling scenography and mise en scene which, at times, threaten to overshadow the acting.

Good performances by Joaquín Furriel, Lautaro Delgado, Patricio Contreras and Muriel Santa Ana.
Where & When. At Sala Martín Coronado / Teatro San Martín, Av. Corrientes 1530. Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8.30pm, Sundays at 8pm. Tickets $ 45 and $ 35, and $25 only on Wednesdays.

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