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7 reasons for the return of an altarpiece for adults

Gloria Machado León 10 noviembre, 2017

Since the Teatro de Las Estaciones premiered the adult show Retablillo de Don Cristóbal y la Señá Rosita (Farsa guiñolesca, inspired by the puppeteer texts of Federico García Lorca The blackjack puppets and Retablillo de Don Cristóbal), on November 12, 2016 in Sala Pepe Camejo, each performance has been reason to put together a new revelry. That is why he returns a year later, on Saturday, November 11th, at 9:00 in the evening and on Saturday, November 12 at 4:00 in the afternoon. From that date to today seven critics have commented it with all sharpness.

The playwright and researcher Ulises Rodríguez Febles said of our staging: “what matters is to provoke fun from the absurd and the sensual, from the nonsense in dialogue and situations”.

For its part, the young journalist Claudia Hernández, during the Ninth Youth Theater Festival of Holguin, said: “Both the unfaithful Rosita, her interested mother, the” old green “Don Cristobal and the romantic narrator materialize a delivery with all the basic ingredients: adult language, violence, sex and even light nudity. To reinforce the message of this festive and sensual Retablillo … “

Another young Holguinera, Katherine Pérez, opined that: “The puppets always leave joy, even if they are the representation in dolls of human conflicts. Betrayals, miseries, loves … life itself. “

Edgar Ariel, another coterráneo of the previous young people, reflected in the bulletin Palco 13, of the referred festival: “New hands and generous interpreters (Iván García, María Laura Germán, Karen Sotolongo and María Isabel Medina) found Teatro de Las Estaciones. Actors that under the general direction of Rubén Darío Salazar, managed to turn the theater into a party for the senses and, why not, for the intelligence. “

The echoes of “Retablillo …” in the presentations in the land of Calixto García came to the digital bulletin of the magazine Conjunto, of the House of the Americas, at the discretion of the theatrist Aimelys Díaz: “Actors and puppets show a excellent dialogue of complicity, as in other pieces of the group. “

The Titereclown Theatrical Expedition tour, held in May of this year by the group, reached Sancti Spíritus. The student of the University of the Arts, Roger Fariñas, wrote that our work was “… the certainty of another group that works from the province -for the most skeptical-, with the capacity to propose such a succulent setting, far from the privileged stadiums capitalinos “.

In June we were invited to work at the Art Factory and at the ISA’s International Transfers Summer Lab, in Havana, where the prestigious critic Vivian Martínez Tabares, who wrote in the Cuban culture magazine La Jiribilla, visited us: “Retablillo … It is a sparkling and malicious show aimed at the adult audience, which recreates a legendary milestone of the Camejo Brothers and the National Guiñol of Cuba, and demonstrates how you can also play with the popular and the big farce by means of the dolls and the altarpiece , and expand them to the proscenium in a theater play within the theater, which makes timely winks to the here and now, and tests the versatility of the actors. “

Liliam Padrón, in the choreography; Elvira Santiago in the original music; Zenén Calero in the general design; Yudd Favier in counseling; Erick Tápanes, Michel Alonso and Alejandro Oliva in the technical part, plus Abdel from La Campa in the graphic, complete the artistic team of this show designed for adult audiences that returns to the space of its premiere to continue the party.

  Photo: Sonia Almaguer



Original text by on Nov 10th, 2017

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