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Ay Carmela! - International Theatre Festival 2018


Fri 10 Aug 2018, 7:30pm
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 3:30pm
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 7:30pm

Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: theatrebabelnz

Babel Theatre is very proud to introduce to you: "Theatre in Spanish", as part of the International Theatre Festival 2018 promoted by Rangmanch Inc.

Ay Carmela!” is a 90 minutes theatrical production of heartbreaking poignancy and dark hilarity. It is one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most spectacular successes of the past twenty years. This remarkable award-winning play has been produced in eleven countries, translated into seven languages and in 1990 became a film directed by Carlos Saura.

Largely in flashback, it tells the story of Carmela and Paulino, two artists with a variety show that travel up and down Spain during times of the Spanish Civil War. They accidentally cross the front without realizing it, from the Republicans to the Franco´s side. When they are surprised by the troops, they are forced to improvise a theatrical performance in honor of the army, and in front of the prisoners that are going to be executed.

The original play features two main characters and a single setting. However, this adaptation will introduce more elements of human interaction. With the special collaboration of Ian Sinclair, it will also explore the New Zealanders involvement in the Spanish Civil war, for a wider engagement with the local audience.

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