En la raya (1994)

The play deals with one of Colombia's most excruciating problems: social exclusion and its effects on everyday life. The characters in this play are all urban outcasts: homeless, prostitutes, beggars, etc. They are trying to build bridges to the larger community through participation in a theater group. The group wants to do a rendition of García Márquez's "Crónica de una muerte anunciada." The difficulties and tensions that arise around this project underline the extreme character of their exclusion, by-product of the abject poverty and lack of opportunities they experience in a society dismembered by class fragmentation and inequalities. At the end, the place where they were rehearsing is shut down and one of them is killed. The project, too, had a "foretold death." This play is part of Teatro La Calendaria's exploration of non-verbal languages as a means of dramatic expression; it also marks the beginning of the collaboration with urban poor communities and the organizations trying to help them.


Additional Info

  • Title: En la raya
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:21:19
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1994
  • Location: Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: César Badillo, Adriana Cantor, Fernando Mendoza, Fanny Baena, Nohora Ayala, Liliana Ruiz, Fernando Peñuela, Hernando Forero, Francisco Martínez, Álvaro Rodríguez, Santiago García, Rafael Giraldo, Patricia Ariza.
  • Credits: Teatro La Candelaria, producer ; Santiago García, director ; Diego Pombo, set & costume design ; Hernando Forero, music ; Lina Uribe, sound ; Carlos Robledo, lighting design ; Manuel Monroy, Hernando Herrera, videographers ; Gabrielle Quin, special effects ; Carlos Sánchez, photography.

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