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Fringe San Miguel Presents El Año de Ricardo

By Kate Lowenstein

The plays of Spaniard Angélica Liddell (awarded the Silver Lion at La Biennale 2013 in Venice) are considered worldwide to be some of the most significant dramatic work on the modern stage. El Año de Ricardo is a free-form, modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III, starring television and film star María Aura and directed by the innovative Alonso Barrera.

El Año de Ricardo
Presented by Fringe and Foro de La Fábrica
Performed in Spanish (with English subtitles)
(Special premiere event with after-show cocktail)
Fri, Oct 24, 8pm (doors open), 8:30pm (curtain)
300 pesos
Sat, Oct 25, 8pm (doors open), 8:30pm (curtain)
200 pesos/100 pesos for students
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
Tickets available for purchase at
Teatro Santa Ana box office
Recommended for ages 15+
Further information:

In the protagonist, we recognize the portrait painted by Shakespeare in the original version: the manipulator, the monster, the unrepentant murderer crazed for power…However, 400 years later in Mexico, this new villain does not succumb to his destiny nor to the consequences of his actions, this Ricardo acts with impunity, empowered by money, corporate corruption, genocide, demagogy. Where have we heard this before?

María Aura is the daughter of writers Alejandro Aura and Carmen Boullosa, and she is a film, stage, and television actress. In 2000, she participated with Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe in the El Hábito cabaret, in the work Freud’s Children, by Carmen Boullosa. She studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting of New York (2001 and 2003). Her first foray into film was in Y tu mamá también (2001) directed by Alfonso Cuarón. With Conozca la cabeza de Juan Pérez (2008) she achieved fame in various film festivals. She is currently a cast member of the televisión series Los Heroés del Norte, in the role of Margaret, and writes a column for Esquire México called Hombres con Aura.



Alonso Barrera is a theater director, playwright and designer. He received his Masters in Stage Direction in Madrid, Spain, and did research on modern theatre in Europe in 2007. He won the Gerardo Mancebo del Castillo theater festival award three years consecutively, recognized as best director, lighting designer, and set designer.

Currently, Alonso Barrera is working on multidisciplinary projects with young creators and artists from Mexico and abroad at the Centro de Arte y Creación Contemporánea La Fábrica, which he founded and has directed since 2004 in the city of Querétaro.

Fringe San Miguel Presenta is part of the festival’s year-round artistic program promoting the work of important artists in the world of Mexican theater through original co-productions.


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