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The Damned Vowels take the stage

By Lilia Trápaga

The theater group El Caldero (The Cauldron) is staging a funny, witty homage to a book by Oscar de la Borbolla, Las vocales malditas (The Damned Vowels), a cry of rebellion against abuse in its different manifestations. The situations range from a couple’s home, a psychiatric ward, a couple’s relationship and a tyrannical regime to an earthly paradise.

Las Vocales Malditas (The Damned Vowels)
Thu–Sat /Jue–Sab, Jun 19–21, 8pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca, Reloj 50A
100 pesos; pesos estudiantes y
maestros/students and teachers

With reasoned and convincing speech, de la Borbolla prompts us to question conventional values, ​​such as loyalty, blind obedience, rejection of differences, submission and conformity.

Each of the five stories that make up the work is limited to using words containing the same vowel, and it is within these reduced parameters that endless possibilities open for us.

The performances will take place on June 19, 20 and 21 at 8pm at Teatro Santa Ana, in La Biblioteca.

The actors (in alphabetical order) are as follow: Marcia Armenta, Paloma Defendini, Jesús Ibarra, José Luis Mendoza, Eduardo Mora, Edna Orenday Victor Rivadeneyra, Francisca Salcedo and Etienne Sánchez. Sound and lighting are done  by Patrick Johnson T.; the play is directed by Lilia Trápaga.

The ticket price is 100 pesos, and 50 pesos, for students and teachers. The performance is in Spanish and is not suitable for children.


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