All in For the Dreams
Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo, photos by Arturo Merelo and Jade Arroyo
Microteatro is a relatively new concept of experimental theater, born in Spain, then spread to various parts of the world: Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Costa Rica. We also have our own version in San Miguel de Allende. The concept is that theater is something for everyone. Everyone should come at least once. The experience is worth it, and the execution is quality work.
The new season, called Por los sueños or for the dreams, turns on the world of dreams, fantasy, sleep, and even night terrors, comprising different plays: The Last Dream, This Is not a Dream, Instead of Godot, Al Pastor, Insomnia, and Dad’s Gift. This season featured guest stars, like Luis Fernando Peña, Mexican actor nominated for three Ariel awards, known for the film Amar te duele; and Victoria Roberts, producer and writer whose illustrations have appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker. Companies invited to be the actresses in the play Insomnia came from León, Guanajuato, and made the public laugh a lot with their monologue.
With a format of micro plays of 10–15 minutes, represented in small spaces with fewer than 15 spectators per show, several plays are performed simultaneously. In this way, you as the viewer can choose both the amount of time to spend in the theater, according to the number of plays you want to see and the price you want to pay. You pay individually for each room visited.
Microteatro San Miguel de Allende is located on Reloj 70, a few blocks from the Jardín. Each tickets costs 70 pesos, and there are combos and promotions. In addition, there is a Spanish tapas bar, where you can order a beer and a bite before the show. For more information, visit www.microteatrosma.com or follow them on Facebook.