It is time for the arrival of this year’s spectacular CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, taking place at Oval House Theatre from the 9th-13th November.
This will be the third festival and naturally the best yet. In just 5 days, it will showcase the award-winning work of four brilliant companies from Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador and Uruguay. The quality of the work is exceptional and the venue is warm and welcoming and very easy to get to, plus there’ll be music, art on the walls, poetry, drinks and much more. To find out more, visit www.casafestival.org.uk
Here’s an at-a-glance peek at what’s in store:
(Timbre 4 / Argentina)
9 & 10 Nov at 19:45
As five lonely hearts search for love, they are drawn together in a way that will shatter the lies they live by. Our advice: Don’t miss this heart-breakingly funny, multi-award winning show.
(Teatro del Alhambra / Uruguay)
9, 10 & 11 Nov at 20:00
Winner of Uruguay’s National Theatre Awards for Best Play and Best Actor (Carlos Rodriguez), Cabrerita recounts the tragic life of painter Raul Javiel Cabrtera.
(Teatro del Presagio / Colombia)
12 & 13 Nov at 19:45, 13 Nov at 16.00
Award-winning Acéfalos (“without a head”) is a visually arresting theatre show that challenges how we perceive violence. Surreal, abstract and darkly funny, this is Latin American physical theatre of the highest quality.
Supported by the Colombian Embassy in the UK.
El secreto màs terrible (La Galera Teatro / El Salvador)
12 & 13 Nov at 20:00, 13 Nov at 15.30
Based on Pavlovski’s “Potestad”, this powerful monologue tells of a father watching his child be taken away forever. Hard hitting, this is Latin American political theatre at its very best.
Nuestra CASA Scratch Festival
11 Nov at 19:45
Discover new 15 minute works from the very best UK-based Latin American theatre makers and tell us which one you want to see at next year’s CASA 2011 Latin American Theatre Festival!
Supported by Cusqueña
Super CASA Saturday
13 Nov from 12:00 to 23.00
A day packed full to the brim with Latin American theatre, poetry, art, music and more!
Book tickets at: www.ovalhouse.com
Oval House Theatre
52-54 Kennington Oval
London SE11 5SW
Box Office 020 7582 0080