Wednesday, June 7

Cervantes and a swashbuckling comedy close this weekend the Cáceres Classical Theater Festival

Representation of ‘I, the worst in the world’, in the Plaza de las Veletas. / GEORGE KING

The works ‘Numancia’ and ‘Amo y servant’ are performed this Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in the Plaza de las Veletas

After the performance this Friday night in the Plaza de las Veletas of ‘Yo, the worst in the world’, a play about the feminist struggle of the poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the Cáceres Classical Theater Festival comes to come to an end this weekend with several shows in various venues, including a production of Cervantes by the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico and Nao d’Amores, and also a swashbuckling comedy, both on the main stage of the Veletas square at 10:30 p.m. There will also be a golfa session and theater for children.

Among the main attractions of this closing of the Clásico is the adaptation that the director of the Nao d’Amores company, Ana Zamora, has written of the work by Cervantes ‘Numancia’, which can be seen this Saturday night in the Plaza of the sailboats. The piece deals with the history of a national myth such as the resistance of the Hispanic community against the power of Rome in what is known as the Siege of Numancia.

The director explained yesterday at the presentation of the play that it was commissioned by the National Classical Theater Company, which had never staged it in its 30 years of existence.

With ‘Numancia’, the Nao d’Amores company celebrates 21 years on stage. Since its foundation in 2001, this group of professionals from classical theatre, puppets and ancient music, has carried out research and training for the staging of medieval and Renaissance theatre.

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Presentation of the works of this weekend. /


On Sunday, ‘The classical scene’ will say goodbye, also in the Plaza de las Veletas at 10:30 pm, with ‘Amo y servant (Where there are grievances there is no jealousy)’, by Rojas Zorrilla. Coming from Colombia, this version of the Teatro Libre de Bogotá, Teatro Mayor and Clásicos in Alcalá is directed by Eduardo Vasco, from Noviembre Teatro, one of the regulars at the Cáceres festival. Vasco decided to maintain the traditional title with which the great companies of the 19th and 20th centuries included this work in their repertoire, since it is the relationship between the two characters and the misunderstandings that they produce that define the action and constitute the axis on which the gears of this swashbuckling comedy turn.

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The last premiere of the festival, entitled ‘Sex-Amerón’, will take place at El Corral de las Cgüeñas today from ‘La noche golfa’ at midnight on Saturday. Inspired by the collection of erotic stories ‘El Decamerón’, by the 14th-century Italian writer Giovanni Bocaccio, the Extremaduran production of Insertus y Cía transfers the plot of the work to the 21st century, with the scourge of covid. Two young people take refuge in a country house, they are going through a crisis because their sexual relationship has lost its spark, but seeing an advertisement on television they think they have found a remedy for their situation: the Sex-amerón method.

The courtyard of the Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán El Bueno Foundation will host on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. the adaptation of the children’s story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, by the French writer Charles Perrault, which deals in a friendly way with the subject of disobedience so that children reflect on their behaviors.

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