El gesticulador

Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:00PM
Helms Theatre

El gesticulador
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Performed in the Helms Theatre, on Grounds at UVA

From February 3rd to the 5th at Helms Theatre, the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group will be presenting its production, in its original language, of Mexican playwright Rodolfo Usigli’s El gesticulador: pieza para demagogos en tres actos (The Impostor: A Play for Demagogues).

Set in 1930s post-revolutionary Mexico, El gesticulador (1938) will invite us to reflect on the interplay between history and myth, honesty and duplicity, truth and falsehood, as well as political intrigue, corruption, and party politics. Controversial at the time of its release because of its critical view of the values of the Mexican Revolution, El gesticulador is, ultimately, a universal cautionary tale about language and the power of words to create, reflect, and subvert reality.

El gesticulador is the latest production by the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group and Director Fernando Operé, who with the help of graduate students and faculty, has been enriching UVA and the Charlottesville community with performances in Spanish by Spanish-speaking playwrights for 35 years. Don't miss out on this unique theater experience!

All seats are general admission, and tickets are $5 for students and $15 for non-students.

Please note that there is no late seating, no intermission, and no readmission for this production. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to curtain and you must be seated by curtain time.