From February 15th to 17th at Helms Theatre, the University of Virginia Spanish Theatre Group will be presenting the worldwide premiere in the original language of Spanish playwright Mar Gómez Glez’s Cifras.
An example of ‘fact-inspired drama,’ Cifras is based on the plight of the Francisco y Catalina, a Spanish fishing boat that in July of 2006 rescued fifty-one migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, approximately one hundred miles from the coast of Malta. What followed was a weeklong maritime standstill as diplomatic negotiations got underway regarding possible and willing host countries for the migrants. Meanwhile, hygienic and living conditions rapidly deteriorated on board, and while the politicians negotiated the future of the migrants, the present of those aboard the boat was one of escalating human drama and tension.
Cifras is the latest production by the University of Virginia Spanish Theatre Group and director Fernando Operé, who with the help of graduate students and faculty, has been enriching the UVa and Charlottesville community with performances in Spanish by Spanish-speaking playwrights for 37 years. Don’t miss out on this unique theatre experience in Spanish!
Friday, February 15th at 8pm
Saturday, February 16th at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, February 17th at 2pm
tickets available online and at the Arts Box Office (Culbreth Theater), 12–5pm, Mon–Fri, (434) 924-3376
$5 students, $15 non-students, art dollars not accepted