December 9, 2013
Four rarities glittering on BA’s marquees
ENTONCES BAILEMOS. Written and directed by Martín Flores Cárdenas, Entonces bailemos (Then Let’s Dance) is simply about love. Love, according to the author-director, as a dream come true or as a deadly trap.
Love, pain and violence converge on Entonces bailemos, full of unimaginable situations in which these three feelings come to the fore.
With: Florencia Bergallo, Laura López Moyano, Marcelo Mininno, Javier Pedersoli and Julián Rodríguez Rona.
Where & When. At El camarín de las musas, Mario Bravo 960. Tel: 4862-0655. Saturdays at 11pm. Tickets $80.
SI EL DESTINO VIENE A MI. Written and directed by playwright Mariana Obersztern in the framework of the Centro Cultural Rojas’ Manuales project — in which every director had to work on a school textbook and come up with a stage play — Si el destino viene a mí is inspired by the Manual de Procedimientos de auditoría interna (Internal Audits Procedure Manual).
Living out utterly different situations, six actors try to take control of their lives. They all know, of course, that something’s lost and something’s gained in the process, but their efforts will not be in vain.
Good performances by Federico Gelber, Denise Groesman, Laura López Moyano, Luciano Suardi, Agustina Muñoz and Laura Paredes.
Where & When. At El extranjero, Valentín Gómez 3378. Tel: 4862-7400. Fridays at 11.15pm. Tickets $50 and $70.
TACO, PUNTA Y TRASPIÉ. Developed and directed by Juan Pablo Ledo, who has an extensive background in classic and contemporary theatre, Taco, punta y traspié focuses on movement as an erotic, transcendental experience. The tango styles featured in this play are salón, contemporáneo, and milongas porteñas. Live music by Fuertes-Varnerin duo.
Where & When. At Teatro Presidente Alvear, Av. Corrientes 1659. Tel: 4374-6076. Saturday and Sunday at 7.30pm. Tickets $40, $70 and $90.
MEJOR NO ME LO DIGAS. Discussing the inception of his play Mejor no me lo digas (I’d Rather Not Hear About It), author Roberto V. Saunier explains that he was inspired by a question: How do you reveal a private affair to somebody who won’t listen?
Alfredo and Andrés, who’ve been living together as a couple for some time, must face this dilemma. Although most everyone knows they’re a gay couple, Andrés mother, who happens to be the building’s janitor, refuses to acknowledge her son’s sexual orientation. In this context, how will Andrés manage to come out to his mother?
With: Matías Barki, Andy Rinaldi and Cristina Ricci.
Where & When. At Brilla Cordelia, Pte. Juan D. Perón 1926. Tel: 3972-7626. Saturdays at 9pm. Tickets $60.