Where to go: Theatre

By bogotapost March 10, 2015

Ni Contigo Ni Sin Ti
Breaking up is hard, especially when two people are made for each other. Mixing comedy with melancholy, the audience gets to know Esteban and Alicia, who try to break up but don’t find it very easy. A series of desperate measures ensue, including a hapless marriage attempt, as the couple try to save their relationship.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25, Wednesday-Friday at 8.30pm. Until March 6

Piter Albeiro: ‘Por Primera Vez’
Bucaramanga’s stand-up star is the current holder of a fairly impressive world record – joke-telling for 101 hours straight. He returns to the Bogota stage after a six-year absence to talk about the differences between men and women.
Teatro Gimnasio Moderno, Carrera 9 #74-99. March 6 & 7

A black comedy in which the friendship of three women only masks a deplorable but very human feeling – envy. Together to celebrate Maria’s literary achievement, they end up locked in an apartment until they can find a resolution.
Teatro Casa E, Carrera 24 #41-69, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm. Until March 7

Las Ejecutivas
Three women – one married, one single and one separated – work for the same company and, despite their competence and dedication in the workplace, their lives are dominated by personal issues. In this lighthearted and amusing play, the three women work hard to stop their lives descending into total disaster.
Teatro Santa Fe, Calle 57 #17-13, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm. Until March 8

11037310_721535637961749_6268003295369768788_nCrimen y Castigo (Crime and Punishment)
Set in Tsarist Russia, Dostoyevsky’s classic is one of the greats of world literature. A crime mystery that is at once a powerful psychological investigation as well as a social, religious and philosophical study.
Teatro Libre (Centro), Calle 12b #2-44, Thursday-Saturday at 7.30pm. Until March 14

A Puro Tango
Twice World Champion tango company, Antioquia’s A Puro Tango kick off the second part of their 2015 tour, which has already taken in Russia, Egypt and Chile’s renowned tango festival in Valparaiso. The tour will conclude with dates in the US, Ecuador and Peru.
Teatro Colsubsidio Roberto Arias Perez, Calle 26 #25-40. March 19 at 8pm

Labio de Liebre (Venganza o Perdon)
Set in a parallel world, this play asks the question of whether we are capable of forgiveness if revenge is the preferred option. In the happiest country on earth, Salvo Castello suffers the ultimate punishment, exile to the White Territory. His personal demons become his tormentors, with black humour and a sharp dialogue bringing to life a character that you will at once love and hate.
Teatro Colon, Calle 10 #5-32, Wednesday-Saturday at 7.30pm, Sundays at 3.30pm. From March 5-22

Fin de Partida
Hamm, Nagg, Nell and Clov live in a post-apocalyptic world, fighting hunger and cold, alone on earth. Between games, lies and a touch of black humour, this thoroughly dysfunctional family has to endure a constantly painful life, often with laughs that highlight just how absurd reality can get.
La Casa del Teatro Nacional, Carrera 20 #37-54, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm. Until March 28

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
An adaptation in Spanish of Mark Twain’s famous book, aimed at children and adults alike.
Teatro La Castellana, Calle 95 #47-15, Sundays at 11.30am, Until March 29

The intangible world of social networks and far-flung friendships are what a lonely Mariana has to turn to to ensure a large guest list for her 28th birthday. The night becomes the scene of a reunion between three childhood friends, leading to a series of events where love and passion take centre stage.
Teatro Casa E, Carrera 24 #41-69, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, From March 12 – April 18

Corteo by Cirque du Soleil
The world’s most famous circus comes to the capital with “a theatrical procession of poetic characters and graceful acrobats.”
Salitre Magico, Calle 63 #60-80. March 19 – April 23

Las Botas del Tio Manuel
After a monumental amount of hard work, a humble farmer manages to send his daughters to the city to study. Once the girls become accustomed to and integrated into city life and especially university life, they become ashamed of their origin and, more specifically, their father. In front of their new friends, they pretend to be someone else, evading the existence of such a lowly, insignificant father.
Teatro La Castellana, Calle 95 #47-15, Tuesday & Wednesday at 8.30pm. Until April 29

A fun black comedy that touches on themes of loneliness, family and orphans. Brother and sister Carmelo and Lola, in their 40s, are the last orphans left at the Ven por Mi orphanage, where they have spent 40 years of their lives.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25, Wednesday-Friday at 8.30pm. From March 11 – May 15