19 Jul FEOS by Teatro y Su Doble (Chile)
FEOS, Theatre from Chile by Teatro y Su Doble, Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m. & 26 at 3:00 p.m. | On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium.
FUNDarte’s NO BORDERS series presents FEOS, Theatre from Chile by Teatro y Su Doble, Saturday, on Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m. & Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3:00 p.m. at On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium. (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135).
Written by acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón, directed by Aline Kuppenheim and inspired by the story “La Noche de los Feos” by Mario Benedetti, “Feos” is a visual feast of Bunraku-style puppetry. Incorporating stop motion projections, puppeteering of the highest caliber and a story that challenges audiences to look at their own faults with honesty and acceptance, the production is a unique work of beauty.
Drawing deeply mature emotions, Teatro y Su Doble craft beautiful scenes that touch the soul, despite—or, perhaps, due to—their fundamental strangeness. A beautiful and moving work about the relation of the human being with the beauty and its opposite, with puppets manipulated with an extraordinary precision.
In Spanish with English supertitles.
“Within this continuous process of exploration, Aline and his team found a new emotional and creative edge”
-Constanza Pastor, Arteallimite
“The result is simply masterful. A major work of art with just the right amount of everything, brimming with transparent beauty, sensitivity and emotion and resonating deeply with the audience.”
– Pedro Labra, El Mercurio
What: FEOS by Teatro y Su Doble (Theatre from Chile)
When: Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m. & 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium
Cost: $30 adults | $25 students and seniors with ID (limited seating)| $20 for groups of 10 or more.
Tickets: Ticketmaster; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More Information: (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789 / www.fundarte.us, email@example.com
Saturday January 25th – 8:30 p.m., Sunday January 26th at 3:00p.m.: FEOS by Teatro y Su Doble (Theatre from Chile) at On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135). 50 minutes with no intermission.
A man and a woman who have spent their whole lives alone and subjected to stares due to physical deformities have a chance encounter in line at a movie theater and together go in search of the light behind the darkness, although nothing is quite as it seems. United by the loneliness caused by their physical deformities, the pair quickly realize that they have much in common.
About the Artists:
Teatro y su Doble was formed in 2005 as the Teatro Milagros to experiment with and create new theatrical styles and different theatrical tools. From the very beginning, puppets were used, with these eventually becoming their tool of choice instead of actors. The puppeteer is at the beck and call of these inanimate objects, an invisible presence, with the two creating what is finally called theater in miniature between them. Inanimate objects convey emotions by bringing the script to life and through the audience’s willingness to believe. The company has already performed two outstanding works, El Capote and Sobre la cuerda floja, the latter also coproduced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation.
Aline Küppenheim Gualtieri (b. 1969, Barcelona) is one of the most recognized actors on the national scene, with a career in film, television and theater. After graduating from the Fernando González Theater Club in the early 1990s she started her career acting in television series with TVN, Channel 13 and Mega TV, before leaving television in 2007. In cinema she has appeared in films by Andrés Wood (Machuca and La Buena Vida) and Sebastián Lelio (Una Mujer Fantastica), among others, and in the series Prófugos by Pablo Larraín and Ecos del desert by Andrés Wood. For more than a decade she has been dedicated to working in theater, founding in 2005 the company Teatro y su Doble (Ex Milagros) which produces original works of puppetry with content aimed at children and adults, using puppets intricately designed and built by her and the company members. They have created four works to date: El Capote (2007), On The Tightrope (2010), Feos (2015) and Peter and The Wolf (2019).
FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical and social perspectives.