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"Elektra...The Dance of the Dead"Teatro Studio, 08/14

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#1 cubanmiamiboy


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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:34 PM

After an extreme grand baking session at the beach today I went to see a theater play in the little hidden gem called "Teatro en Miami Studio". This is a Cuban theater group home based in the heart of Little Havana-(the theater studio is on top of a little business where they sale used tires...hence the place is known as "La Gomera"..."gomas" is "tires" in Spanish. :) ).
Anyway...I've been there before when craving for some serious theater, being the bulk of their productions le Théâtre de l'Absurde. Tonight they did a take on some characters from Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles' tragedies, giving the weight of the night to that of Elektra.
From their website...

"Kharon, the boatman, refuses to guide the ship carrying Elektra, Agamemnon and Clytemnestra on their last trip to Hades. The intrigues, hate and love of the characters along with their thirst for revenge make it impossible for him to start the trip. Kharon demands for them to resolve their old business before leaving. ELEKTRA has been the mute witness to the murder of her father Agamemnon at the hands of her mother Clytemnestra, who is helped by her lover Aegisthus . From that moment she swears vengeance, which she plans to execute at the return of her brother Orestes. Now in Acheron, the river that leads to Hades, Kharon's ship waits, but to be able to leave their passengers need to find answers to too many questions. What is life.? What is death? What are heroes? What is power? What is home? What is glory?..."


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Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:18 AM

Thank you, cubanmiamiboy. I especially like hearing about local performing arts groups who don't necessarily have a major national profile.

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