Beginning May 22 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexcian American Cultural Center, the Austin Latino Theater Alliance (ALTA) will present Burundanga. Directed by renowned director Alejandro Pedemonte, Burudanga is the successful comedy by the Spanish playwright Jordi Galceran. The Austin run is scheduled for five weeks, ending on June 21. The cast for Burundanga in Austin is comprised by: Juan Cuspinera, Bárbara Garza, Daniela Camiro, Héctor Vera and Mario Ramírez.
Berta (Barbara Garza) is pregnant but she does not know if having the baby is the best thing to do. She has doubts about whether or not Manel (Juan Cuspinera ) is the man of her life. To clear all these doubts, Silvia (Daniela Camiro) convinces Berta to use Burundanga as the solution to her problem. Doing this, she will, once and for all, dispel any doubts she has about her boyfriend. What they don’t know, is that this will lead to a series of unexpected situations.
Burundanga is a play of entanglements in which everyday situations of social interest are satirized in a subtle way .
In complicity with everyday language and the common experiences of people , Jordi Galceran (writer of “The Gronholm Method” and “Cancun”, among other theatrical wonders) achieves a very light comedy in which Burundanga (known as scopolamine in Colombia) is an evidential catalyst that unchains a series of situations from which the characters of the story will not know how to escape.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is located at 600 River Street. Shows will run from Thursdays to Saturdays and begin at 8 p.m. Early arrival is suggested. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Advance tickets can be purchased online here. The show will be presented in Spanish with English surtitles and has a Classification of “R.”