Where to go: Theatres

By bogotapost May 12, 2015

A fun black comedy that touches on themes of loneliness, family and orphans. Brother and sister Carmelo and Lola, in their 40s, are the last orphans left at the Ven Por Mi orphanage, where they have spent 40 years of their life.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25, Wednesday-Friday at 8.30pm. Until May 15, tickets from $45,000

Pal Centro y Pa Dentro
A comedy with a Colombian twist by director Manolo Orjuela.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25, Saturday at 6pm & 8.30pm, Sunday at 6pm. Until May 17, tickets from $45,000

Cada Vez Nos Despedimos Mejor – Diego Luna
Renowned Mexican actor Diego Luna (of Amores Perros fame) stars in this monologue based on love and modern day relationships.
Teatro Nacional La Castellana, Calle 95 #47-15, May 26 & 27, Tickets $65,000 – $84,000

Rapunzel y Su Mundo Magico
This classic fairy tale is fun for the whole family.
Teatro Santa Fe, Calle 57 #17-13, Sunday at 3pm. Until May 31, tickets $25,000

Las Botas del Tio Manuel
After a monumental amount of hard work, a humble farmer manages to send his daughters to the city to study. Once the girls become accustomed to and integrated into city life, and especially university life, they become ashamed of their origin and, more specifically, their father. In front of their new friends, they pretend to be someone else, evading the existence of such a lowly, insignificant father.
Teatro La Castellana, Calle 95 #47-15, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8.30pm. Until June 3, tickets from $25,000

Relatos Animales
A sad comedy looking at people’s desperate search for identity. This is the story of a number of animals suffering as if they were human beings, reflecting on the problems and conflicts existing in our society. Loneliness, love, sex and human relationships take centre stage in this modern fable.
Teatro Casa E, Carrera 24 #41-69, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm. Until June 7, tickets $40,000 – $50,000

Catatonia: The Musical
The most recent offering from the musical theatre troupe La Jacara Mojiganga, this is a show about death, luck, and love. Set in a circus, this tragic story follows the events that take place in a low-budget, dirty and unpopular circus, filled with troubled acts. Taken to the limit by an invisible clown, they begin to reveal their stories, unaware that they are part of a macabre game.
La Casa del Teatro Nacional, Carrera 20 #37-54, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm. Until June 13, tickets $35,000

Labio de Liebre (Venganza o perdón)
Set in a parallel world, this play asks whether we are capable of forgiveness if revenge is the preferred option. In the happiest country on earth, Salvo Castello suffers the ultimate punishment, exile to the White Territory. His personal demons become his tormentors, with black humour and a sharp dialogue bringing to life a character that you will at once love and hate.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10-25, Thursday-Saturday at 8.30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 6pm. Until June 14, tickets $45,000

Bogota Anglo Theater Presents: Miss Julie
“Miss Julie is crazy again tonight; absolutely crazy!” August Strindberg’s classic play, Miss Julie, is a psycho-sexual thriller which takes place on a mystical midsummer’s eve in late 1800s Sweden that pits male against female, mistress against servant, desire against propriety, safety against risk, tedium against escape, life against death – and ultimately entrapment against freedom. For details: 3102351732, [email protected]
La Herencia, Carrera 9 #69a-26, Tuesday-Thursday at 8pm. Until June 20

Las In-Fieles
Through a mix of hilarious situations, songs and dances, this play sees the four main characters explore ideas of infidelity and forgiveness.
Teatro Santa Fe, Calle 57 #17-13, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm. Until June 28, Tickets from $50,000