Where to go: Theatre

By bogotapost June 29, 2015

O origem da felicidadeLlegar a Marte
Popular comic Andrés López begins his new show Llegar a Marte at the Gimnasio Moderno.
Teatro Gimnasio Moderno, Carrera 9 #74-99. Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 5pm and 8pm. Until June 20. Tickets from $40,000.

O origem da felicidade
The centro de educación y rehabilitación Santa María de la Providencia, with over 48 years experience working with disabled people in remote communities, presents O origem da felicidade. Inspired by Brazilian Bahian culture, the company presents a love story, in which time and the ocean are the main characters.
Teatro Colsubsidio, Calle 26 #25-40. July 24 & 25, 7pm. Tickets from $40,000.

Un hombre divertido
José Manuel Ospina talks love, life, marriage and everything else in between!
La Comedia Teatro, Carrera 49 #94-06. Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 6pm and 8pm. Until June 27. Tickets $45,000.

Nacido para imitar
Bogota-born and bred comic Betto Rojas takes us on a magical journey of farce, music and politics with over 20 different characters.
La Comedia Teatro, Carrera 49 #94-06. Wednesdays at 8pm. Until July 29. Tickets $35,000.

La pelota de letras
Catch the tenth anniversary of comic Andrés Lopéz’s La pelota de letras.
Teatro Gimnasio Moderno, Carrera 9 #74-99. Sundays at 6pm. Until June 21. Tickets from $40,000.

Monologos de la vagina
The “Vagina Monologues” in Spanish you say? This well known piece, written in 1996 by Eve Ensler, takes to the stage in Bogota.
Teatro Galería Cafam de Bellas Artes, Carrera 68 #90-88. June 25-27 at 8.30pm. July 27 & 28 at 5pm. Tickets from $40,000.

Written and directed by Santiago Merchant, this is a tale of black humour and badly organised gangsters Bayo and Fif.
Teatro Nacional la Castellana, Calle 95 #47-15. Thursdays and Fridays at 8.30pm, Saturdays at 6pm and 8.30pm, Sundays at 6pm. Until August 9. Tickets from $30,000.

Cállate y escribe!
Two sparring married writers decide never to discuss work at home. Will this be enough to save their relationship?
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25. Thursdays and Fridays at 8.30pm, Saturdays at 6pm and 8.30pm, Sundays at 6pm. Until August 2. Tickets from $40,000.

El dulce encanto de la isla Acracia
A puppet pirate adventure from the fantastic ‘Libelula Dorada’ puppeteers.
Teatro la Libelula Dorada, Carrera 19 #51-69. June 21 at 11:30am. Tickets from $10,000.

Historias para ser contadas
Mankind and human existence form the storyline for this play.
Teatro la Macarena, Calle 26 #4a-17. June 19 at 7pm. Tickets from $10,000.

Érase una vez un Quijote de La Mancha
Colombia’s own Don Quijote must go on a quest to find his own Aldonaza, the Dulcinea de Sogamoso!
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Calle 170 #67-51. July 25 at 7pm. Tickets $15,000.

7 shots de teatro – 7D
For the bargain price of $10,000 each, 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.

Pirry: El tamaño si 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. Until July 1. Tickets from $35,000.

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.

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.

“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.

By Charlotte Mackenzie