The company to revive “Las amargas lágrimas de Petra von Kant” (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant) in Cuba and United States next year.
This was one of the most successful shows of El Público theater company in the past decade: Carlos Díaz’s staging from the text by German Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-1982) garnered unanimous approval from both critics and audiences.
“The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant” brought together on the stage of Havana’s Trianon Theater important actors from Cuban theater, headed by Fernando Hechavarría, who mesmerized the audience for his performance of the singular character.
It was a comedy with black stitchings, a smart and ironic reflection over certain “social” relationships… beyond hilarious moments (there were many), El Público made the audience think.
Well, it has already been confirmed: the Cuban theater company will revive the play next year, because it will be its proposal for the season that is being organized by the important John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located in Washington, United States.
It’s not a coincidence, this year El Público theater company successfully staged there one of its latest plays: “Antigonón, un contingente épico” (Antigonon, an epic contingent).
In order to warm up the engines, one of the halls of Trianón Theater housed a dramatized reading of the text, which brought together actors from the first staging and others who will accompany them in the new adventure.
The Cuban audience will be able to meet up with the show too, because it will also be staged at the theater hall on Linea Street.
Translated by Jorge Mesa Benjamin / Cubasi Translation Staff