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Argos Teatro in Spain

mec2 The well-known Cuban theatre group Argos Teatro, directed by Carlos Celdrán, will perform soon in Spain. Mecánica, one of its recent and very successful productions in the country, will feature in the Una Mirada al Mundo Festival.

Argos Teatro a España

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Argos Teatro in Spain

The well-known Cuban theatre group Argos Teatro, directed by Carlos Celdrán, will perform soon in Spain. Mecánica, one of its recent and very successful productions in the country, will feature in the Una Mirada al Mundo Festival.

The performances will take place at the Centro Nacional Dramático in Madrid, from November 3 to 6, according to an announcement made by the group in the social networks.

Written by playwright Abel González Melo, this piece is inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, and has just finished an excellent season in Havana, with Yuliet Cruz and Carlos Luis González in the main roles.

Mecánica de las leyes del movimiento also features the performances of José Luis Hidalgo, Waldo Franco, Yailín Coppola and Rachel Pastor.

Power relations, ambition, wretchedness, masks everywhere and manipulations… All that and more goes into the staging of Mecánica, directed by Carlos Celdrán, in which the text, the stage design and the excellent performances captivate the audience from the beginning.

Mecánica is the second part of the Verano Deluxe trilogy, and it reexamines a widely known classic, yet from a perspective which is rather unusual and steeped in the public reality of present-day Cuba’, said the author.

‘Celdrán is the best possible director to bring the play to the Cuban audience, because of his intelligence in setting a dramatic text in the everyday discourse of our country’, he added.

The names of the playwright and the director are enough of an endorsement. González is the author of Chamacothe first domestic play staged by Argos Teatroand Talco.

Both Chamaco and Talco portray the seamy side of Havana, and the main characters are marginalized beings, who inspire rejection or compassion. Argos has been characterized by a visceral representation of human conflicts and miseries, with no recourse to artifice or affectation.

A Doll’s House describes the family situation of protagonist Nora, which she tries to escape. After trying with the best intentions to help her husband, Torvald Helmer, she discovers that, deep down, he thinks of her as little more than an object of his property. In the end, Nora decides to no longer live with his husband, and leaves Torvald and their children.


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