July 31, 2018 – 11:45 p.m.
El País editorial staff
The Cali Experimental Theater Enrique Buenaventura, one of the most important companies of the dramatic arts in the country and pioneer of theater in the city , started yesterday one of its biggest events of the year, the August season called 'Buenaventuresco Theater Month', in which the TEC deploys the full range of its repertoire works and presents them during the month.
There are 10 works that will be part of this marathon theater season, 'staging' created 30 or 40 years ago by the TEC and the maestro Enrique Buenaventura, as well as the most recent creations, among which is the reencounter with clbadic works of the Colombian theater as 'The papers of Hell'
The works will be presented from Tuesday to Sunday of the month of August, including two functions of free entrance for all public in the Municipal Theater of Cali, in celebration of the eta caleño.
"We would be very happy if the citizens appropriated these artistic events, compromising not only their intellectuality but also their actions in the face of the social conflicts that are expressed by the works. The participation of the public is fundamental in the collective creation ", says the teacher Jacqueline Vidal, current director of the Experimental Theater of Cali.
'The papers of hell' is the work that was presented yesterday and will be presented today and tomorrow. It is a staging written by maestro Enrique Buenaventura and that had not been presented at the Experimental Theater for 50 years.
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"It is one of the works of the most accomplished teacher in the whole world. We have received requests from companies from the Netherlands, Mexico, Chile, and other countries, to allow badembly. It is a work about violence, not about explicit violence, but about the violence that has taken root in today's society, "says Daniel Gómez, one of the TEC's actors who also participates in the staging of this work.
'The teeth of war', 'His life hangs by a thread', 'Tierradentro', 'The wonderful journey of lies and truth', 'The mole on the forehead', are some of the works that will be presented in this marathon season that brings the best of one of the most iconic theater companies in the country.
"These are works that, although they were written more than 40 or 50 years ago, speak of the conflicts of current societies, of the problems of violence, of social inequalities, because these are the same problems as the teacher Buenaventura I saw several decades ago. The TEC is a social theater that gets involved with today's debates ", adds Daniel Gómez.
The TEC team also presents, however, some recent creations such as 'Cuanto cuesta un ideal', a work that is part of the trilogy composed of 'A buen entendedor' and 'Los dientes de la guerra'.
Each of these works will be presented from Tuesday to Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. during the month of August, at the headquarters of the Experimental Theater, which is located on Calle 7 No. 8-63 in the Santa Rosa neighborhood.
However, on August 21 and 22, two special functions will be carried out. Free admission to the Municipal Theater.
August is celebrated as the month of the Buenaventuresco theater, as a way of paying homage to the maestro Enrique Buenaventura, whose birth was on August 23, 1925 in Cali. Reports on box office, in 314 600 3332 and 320 6225628.
Between Friday and Sunday the work 'Teeth of the war' is presented.
Next week, between Tuesday and Thursday, 'His life hangs by a thread' is presented, and the weekend is 'Ntotoatsana'.
From 14 to 16 August, 'Tierradentro' will take place and from 17 to 19,
'The wonderful journey of lies and truth' On August 21 and 22, special performances will take place in the Theater Municipal
Box office with a cost of $ 20,000. For students and seniors, $ 10,000. For every two works, the third has free entry.