Recently, our cosmopolitan city of Playa del Carmen finally opened its doors to the brand new classical city theater. The residents of Playa del Carmen have been anticipating the opening of this beautiful theater, hungry for culture, music and carefully woven stories on stage.  The grandiose theater was created to showcase cultural events by professional local and international artists.

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Last week, we welcomed the very first annual Festival Internacional de Teatro to our new City Theater.  More than 8 plays were performed over the course of the week. BuyPlaya was invited to attend the Festival and was honored to be present for the premiere of an adaptation of one of Moliere's classics: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Middle Class Gentleman), directed and adapted by local director Matilde Altomaro and produced by Veintevaros Producciones.

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As a theater fanatic, I was thrilled and very excited to finally find a place for art; a theater where the acoustics and the lighting combine perfectly in order to inspire oeuvres and talented actors.  We the public that were more than ready to embrace this brilliant adaptation of the five-act comédie-ballet. 

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This play directed by the incredibly talented Matilde Altomaro was an spellbinding theatrical experience.  The actors' performance was enthralling with precise coordination and a perfect sense of rhythm and timing. 

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Veintevaros Producciones is an independent artist co-op dedicated to the scenic arts.  They have been based in Playa del Carmen since 2005.  The co-op is well know for generating unique stage styles, fusion performance, circus, puppets, dance and theater. For the International Theater Festival, Veintevaros Producciones was given the daunting task of recreating a classic worthy of gracing the stage of our new City Theater.

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Veintevaros Producciones gave life to the comedy-ballet writen by Molière.  They gathered the best professional actors and actresses, choreographers and professional dancers of our town to participate in this brilliant project, while integrating remarkable costume designers and set designing talent.

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This Independent Artist Co-op resides in Playa del Carmen where it fights to bring a cultural and artistic movement to the local population, far beyond the narrow scope of the tourist industry that engulfs our little city on the sea.Every actor and actress in this adaptation of Molière gave an outstanding performance, highlighting meticulous work of the director, Matilde Altomaro, in her triumph of creating a strong theater troupe.

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In comedy; rhythm is the key to success. In this particular comedy-ballet, the work was finely and precisely delivered. The hilarity was divine in its execution.

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El Burgues Gentilhombre (The Middle Class Gentleman) was just one of 8 pieces presented at the City Theater during the International Theater Festival. BuyPlaya also had the privileged honor to attend another rendition of Shakespeare's Othello directed and adapted by Jaime Lorca, Teresita Iacobelli and Christian Ortega, from Chile.

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An incredible and avant-garde performance; the actors each played 2 characters at the same time. The result was astounding and dramatic.

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The lighting of this play was perfectly designed to immerse the audience into the deep and dark world of Shakespeare.  

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If you didn't have the opportunity to attend the Festival Internacional de Teatro, the Veintevaros Producciones with El Burgues Gentilhombre (The Middle Class Gentleman) will be back on the stage of the new City Theater this coming Sunday, October 18th at 7pm. The function is free and you can get your ticket at the theater from 12pm to 7pm.


This theatrical experience is a bravura performance that you owe to yourself.   Treat yourself, fill your heart and soul with this masterpiece on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrea Ruiz Perron was born and raised in Montreal by a Mexican mother and a French Canadian father.  She studied cinema and photography in Argentina and Montreal, and has now been living in Playa del Carmen for a total of 6 years. Both her Mexican and Canadian roots are an important influence on her identity and how she perceives the world through her photography and writing as the content creator for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors www.buyplaya.com

 

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