What to see: Theatre

By bogotapost June 2, 2015

7 shots de teatro – 7D
For the bargain price of $10,000 COP Casa Ensamble is putting on seven 15-minute plays every evening from seven different film directors. Choose from comedy, drama, suspense or action depending on your mood!
Casa Ensamble, Carrera 24 #41-69. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm.

Relatos Animales
Another Casa E function, Relatos Animales is an identity-searching comedy. There’s the street cat tired of rat catching, a dog mistreated by his owner and the bread-junkie pigeon to name a few. Sex, love and power struggles are just part of this very modern fable.
Casa Ensamble, Carrera 24 #41-69. Thursday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm. Until June 7. Tickets $35,000 COP, VIP $45,000 COP.

Meno Fortas – El Idiota
After success in Portugal, Poland, Russia and Lithuania, this classic by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky has made it to Colombia. The production has received critical acclaim for director Eimuntas Nekrosius’ use of staging.
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Calle 170 #67-51. Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June at 5pm. Tickets from $80,000 COP.

This work from Lola Arias brings together a man who won’t accept the end is near, a doomsday-fearing woman and a baby facing the choice between fight or flight.
La Maldita Vanidad, Carrera 19 #45a-17. Thursday to Saturday at 8pm. Sunday at 6.30pm. Until May 31.

Sueño con Revólver
Part two of Lola Arias’ trilogy is being shown in Espacio Odeón. Julián is a history teacher by day and dealer by night. After picking up a girl in a bar, he falls hopelessly in love after a few minutes and decides to move in with her…
Espacio Odeón, Carrera 5 #12c-73. Thursday to Saturday at 8.30pm. Until May 30. Tickets from $10,000 COP.

Pirry: El tamaño sí importa
Colombia’s answer to Louis Theroux presents his own work on religion, politics and sex.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8.30pm. Tickets from $35,000 COP.

Los Espiritus Ludicos
Who said puppets are just for kids? In this magical play, two possessed children, Tito and Tato, have their own mad trip through a puppet wonderland.
Teatro la Libelula Dorada, Carrera 19 #51-69. May 31 at 11.30am. Tickets $20,000 COP.

Labio de Liebre
After a sell-out April tour, Fabio Rubiano Orjuela’s play is back.  Set in a parallel world, this play asks whether we are capable of forgiveness if revenge is the preferred option.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25. Thursday and Friday at 8.30pm, Saturdays 6pm and 8.30pm and Sundays 6pm. Until June 14. Tickets from $33,000 COP.

La Novia de Gardel
Passion, suspense and tango music all come together in this tango-based musical commemorating 80 years since the death of famed Argentine musician Carlos Gardel.
Old Mutual, Carrera 19 #109a-30. June 26-28. Tickets from $55,000 COP.

Un Cuento Soñado
A little girl’s relationship with her father, her off-the-wall mother and slightly nutty grandmother are played out in a work based on 1950s comics and with a backdrop of traditional Colombian music from La-33.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25. Sundays at 2.30pm. Tickets $25,000 COP.

Las botas del tío Manuel
A humble peasant finally manages to send his daughters off to study in the city. The trouble is, upon their arrival they become ashamed of their roots, and their father…
Awarded the Premio de Creación in 2001, this touching play is certainly worth a watch.
Teatro Nacional la Castellana, Calle 95 #47-15. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8.30pm. Tickets from $20,000 COP. Until June 3.

Catatonia: The Musical
The most recent offering from the musical theatre troupe La Jacara Mojiganga, this is a show about death, luck, and love. This tragic story follows the events that take place in a low-budget, dirty and unpopular circus, filled with troubled acts. Taken to the limit by an invisible clown, they begin to reveal their stories, unaware that they are part of a macabre game.
La Casa del Teatro Nacional, Carrera 20 #37-54. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm. Until June 13. Tickets $35,000 COP.

Las In-Fieles
Through a mix of hilarious situations, songs and dances, this play sees the four main characters explore ideas of infidelity and forgiveness.
Teatro Santa Fe, Calle 57 #17-13. Thursday to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm. Until June 28. Tickets from $50,000 COP.

“M” de Magia
For all prospective Houdinis and magic lovers, the Comedia Teatro is hosting a magic season for all the family!
La Comedia Teatro, Carrera 49 #94-06. Tuesdays until December 2015. Tickets $35,000 COP.

By Charlotte Mackenzie