Set in the heady times of post-revolutionary Mexico, El gesticulador (1938) invites us to reflect on the interplay between the kinds of things that are often understood in oppositional terms: history and myth, honesty and duplicity, truth and falsehood. Amid debates about "fake news" in our own political discourse, El gesticulador's critical take on the power of language to create, reflect, and, ultimately, subvert reality remains as current today as it was in the 1930s.
For the past 35 years, professor Fernando Operé has led graduate students and faculty in the University of Virginia Theater Group. Don't miss the latest installation!
Performance times: Friday, February 3rd, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 4, 2 p.m., and 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 5th, 2 P.M.
Tickets are available at the Arts Box Office in Culbreth Theater, Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., or by phone (434.924.3376).
Tickets are $ 5 for students and $15 for non-students. Art dollars not accepted.
¡Nos vemos en el teatro!