Following successful CASA Theatre Festivals in 2007 and 2008, CASA returns with its most ambitious festival yet to celebrate the very best of contemporary Latin American theatre. With a one week festival programme that boasts original performances from four brilliant award-winning companies from Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador and Uruguay all making their UK premieres, CASA offers Londoners a unique opportunity to discover the …incredible riches of Latin American theatre.
Oval House Theatre * 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 5SW* London, United Kingdom
Box Office: 020 7582 0080
The main programme will be supplemented events across London as well as by CASA Nuestra, a scratch mini-festival to discover the best Latin American talent working in the UK today as well as free live music every night, playreadings, spoken word events, visual arts exhibitions and much more.
Tercer Cuerpo (Timbre 4 / Argentina)
9th & 10th November 7.45pm
As five lonely hearts search for love, they are drawn together in a way that will shatter the lies they live their lives by. Created in 2008 and first performed in acclaimed director Claudio Tolcachir’s own home, Tercer Cuerpo has become one of Argentina’s biggest international theatre hits. Tercer Cuerpo has won Argentina’s National Theatre Award for Best Show, the Maria Guerrero Award for Best Play, and Best Actor and Best Writer at the Teatro del Mundo Awards.
To book tickets, click here! http://www.ovalhouse.com/cn/event_details.php?sectionid=theatre&eventid=422&searchid=current
Cabrerita (Teatro del Alhambra / Uruguay)
9th, 10th & 11th November 8pm
From one of Uruguay’s most revered theatre makers, Eduardo Cervieri, this critically acclaimed play, recounts the life and works of “Cabrerita”, aka Raul Javiel, Uruguay’s most important 20th Century visual artist and intellectual. “Cabrerita” won Uruguay’s National Theatre Critic’s “Florencio” Awards for Best Actor and Best Play.
To book tickets, click here! http://www.ovalhouse.com/cn/event_details.php?sectionid=theatre&eventid=423&searchid=current
CASA NUESTRA – Casa Scratch festival
11th November 7.45pm
Discover the very best UK-based Latin American theatre makers and tell us who you want to see at next year’s CASA 2011 Latin American Theatre Festival!
We’re giving six Latin American companies and/or artists who live and make work in the UK the chance to share a new project with you! Each company has 15 minutes to inspire you, to delight you, to move you with a new piece of work.
Then it’s your turn as we all move to the Oval House Theatre Cafe where you’ll have a chance to tell them (and us) exactly what you thought over a Latin American drink or, for the shy or very critical amongst you, anonymously through secret feedback forms!
Once we’ve seen the pieces and heard and read your comments we’ll pick a winning company who we will support throughout 2011 with a view to producing a full length show at next year’s festival.
Acefalos (Teatro del Presagio / Colombia)
12th & 13th November 7.45pm & 13th November 4pm
Acefalos is a visually arresting physical theatre piece from one of Colombia’s most exciting experimental theatre companies. Non-narrative in form, in its abstract and poetic treatment, the show explores the very particular phenomenon of violence in Colombia today. Diego Fernando Montoya received a Best Director Award for “Acefalos” at the VIth Cali National Theatre Festival.
To book tickets, click here! http://www.ovalhouse.com/cn/event_details.php?sectionid=theatre&eventid=425&searchid=current
El secreto más terrible (La Galera Teatro / El Salvador)
12th & 13th November 8pm & 13th November 3.30pm
Based on Eduardo Pavlovski’s Argentine masterpiece “Potestad”, this powerful new monologue explores the disappearance and kidnapping of children during a Latin American dictatorship. Hard hitting, moving, and tender, this is political theatre at its very best, performed by Rene Lovo, one of El Salvador’s leading actors working today.
To book tickets, click here! http://www.ovalhouse.com/cn/event_details.php?sectionid=theatre&eventid=424&searchid=current
Sat 13 November 11am – Late
SUPER CASA SABADO
Free events around the building all day, to complement our CASA theatre programme: Latin American poetry, art, music and much more!