The Austin Latino Theater Alliance kicks off its 2012-2013 season with the presentation of the play Cuerdas (strings) written by Barbara Colio, and directed by Daniela Ruiz. Colio is one of the most celebrated contemporary Mexican playwrights and winner of the 2009 National Bellas Artes in Mexico.
Colio will be talking about her work as a playwright, the impact of Latin American realities in contemporary theater, and her play Cuerdas which will open in the USA for the first time here in Austin at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (TheMACC) on September 12.
Colio will also be available to the media and the general public for “Habla Teatro,” a special conversation regarding her writing process and perspectives on contemporary Latin American dramaturgy. This special “master class” will be held at the MACC at 4 p.m. For details click here.
Read the official synopsis for Cuerdas below:
Cuerdas (Strings) is the story of a journey into adulthood by three brothers who receive a letter from their father, an internationally renowned wire artist, who is announcing his retirement from the show and invites them to see his last performance. The brothers, played by Alejandro Pedemonte, Chuy Velasquez, and Mario Zamora, reconnect on their journey with the holes left by their childhood, the ties that bind them together, and the imbalances of the daily life which weigh heavily on their experiences. Through humorous and sometimes poignant reminiscences, the brothers realize that this journey, and their individual lives, has become a balancing act of love and resentment.
The MACC is located at 600 River St. Performances will take place in Spanish with English subtitles and will run for 2 hrs with a 15-minute intermission. General Admission $18, Students and seniors $13, groups over 10 people $13. Advance tickets for Cuerdas performances are available here.
Watch the trailer for Cuerdas below.