Teatro "Vuelva mañana" / “Come Back Tomorrow”
TEATRO / THEATRE
We invite you to the performance of "Come Back Tomorrow" as part of our tribute to the birth centenary of Gloria Fuertes, performed by Fourth Wall Productions - The Dramatics Society of SSCBS
Sábado / Saturday 16th, 7:00pm
Domingo / Sunday 17th, 12:00 p.m.
Miércoles / Wednesday 20th, 2:00 p.m.
Auditorio, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
Performance in English. FREE ENTRY
About the play: Come back tomorrow is a comedy of entanglement in which all the characters are immersed in different love situations: Manolo is fascinated by Pepa, who serves in the same house in which he has been hired as waiter and chauffeur. Pepa is tempted by Manolo and Antolín, the latter being the master of the house and newly married to Rita. Rita is delighted by the voice of Manolo and Antolín likes to look at Pepa. Not dealing with their problems, when they should and then delaying even their happiness while they seek a change in their lives, people from all walks of life, rich or poor, are stuck in a loop of procrastination. The masters of the house, though well-off, still seek for something more in their life. Is it the simple lives of their house-keepers that attract them or their inertia that prevents them from letting go of their past, or both?
Antolin : Kannan Yadav
Rita : Somya Kaur Rehan
Manolo: Vaasu Sehgal
Pepa: Kritika Bhati
Directors : Chayan Chopra, Pranshu Saini, Aayushi Gupta
About the theatre company: Fourth Wall Productions is the Dramatics Society of SSCBS. It was established in 1995 and has since, thrived every year, powered by the vigor of its enthusiastic members. The organization is a culmination of young individuals who are creative, imaginative, expressive and above all revere the art of theatre.Always striving to perform thought provoking yet entertaining plays, Fourth Wall has performed plays by renowned authors such Luigi Pirandello, Mahesh Dattani, Dario Fo, Manav Kaul, Stephen Adly and Badal Sircar to name a few. The plays have been well received and applauded by the judges and audiences, alike. The society performs at several venues across the country. This year Fourth Wall Productions has produced three full length plays 9 Jakhoo Hill by Gurcharan Das, A Shaggy Dog Story , inspired by Mark Haddon's 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime' and The Winter Rain ( by Prateek Soni) all of which have been critically acclaimed by many theatre critics and artists. Earlier, we made a production “Sir Vigilant” by Miguel de Cervantes. Now we have got the privilege to work on the short play, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, Nueva Delhi, “Vuelva Mañana” (Come back tomorrow), written by playwright Gloria Fuertes.
About the author: Gloria Fuertes (Madrid, July 28, 1917 - Madrid, November 27, 1998) writer of narrative, poetry, theater and prolific author of children's and youth literature. Her interest in writing began at the early age of five, when she was already writing and drawing her own short stories. She published her first poem at only fourteen in 1932, titled “Childhood, youth, old age”. In the 1940s she began her foray into the professional literary world. In the first five years some of her children's plays and poems staged in several theaters in Madrid stood out. She began working as an editor in the children's magazine Maravillas (from 1939 to 1953) where she published weekly stories, comic books and poetry. In 1942 she met Carlos Edmundo de Ory, integrating in the poetic movement called Postism, actively participating in the magazines Postismo and Cerbatana with Ory, Eduardo Chicharro and Silvano Sernesi. She also collaborated in another magazine, Chicas (from 1940 to 1945), publishing humor stories, and in the newspaper Arriba with the Coletas and Pelines comics. Alongside this, she founded the group Versos with skirts next to Maria Dolores de Pueblos and Adelaida Lasantas, dedicated during two years to offer recitals and readings by the bars and cafes of the capital. In 1950 Pirulí published, two years after her first play in verse Prometheus that takes the Valle-Inclán prize, and in 1954 throws Anthology Poetics and Poems of the suburb. During these first years of the decade she organized a children's library for small towns with the desire to tackle illiteracy, and founding together with Antonio Gala, Rafael Mir and Julio Mariscal the poetic magazine Arquero, which she directed until 1954. From 1955 to 1960 she studied Library Science and English at the International Institute. In 1960 she traveled for three years to the USA after obtaining a Fullbirght scholarship to teach Spanish literature at Bucknell University, Mary Baldwin College and Bryn Mawr College. In 1972 she received a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation for Children's Literature, which allowed her to devote herself entirely to literature. Two new titles were added to her poetic work: Alone at home and When you learn geography (1973). Halfway through the decade she receives the Hans Christian Andersen award for children’s literature for Cangura, marking her as one of the best authors of children’s literature. She also collaborated on several programs of children's literature of TVE, the most popular being “A balloon, two balloons, three balloons” and “The white kite” that, together with her compositions of children's song lyrics, designate her as the children's poet. She also writes for the magazines Quail and Discóbolo. Throughout the 80s Gloria Fuertes is unstoppable and intense: readings, interviews, radio, tributes, newspapers, trips, visits to schools and constant publications. They emphasize her stories for children: La pájara pint (1972), La gata chundarata and other stories (1974), The mummy has a sore throat (1978), The squirrel and its gang (1980), Cocoloco pocoloco The Coquette Giraffe (1986). The whole of Gloria Fuertes' work is characterized by the irony with which she treats such universal themes as love, loneliness, the pain of death. The metaphors, the linguistic games and the fresh and simple character that put to the songs of a great musicality and cadence close to the oral language appear. Her lyrical accent is one of the most personal, authentic and distinctive among contemporary poets.
Sobre la obra: Vuelva mañana es una comedia de enredo en la que todos los personajes están inmersos en diferentes situaciones de amor: Manolo está fascinado por Pepa, que sirve en la misma casa en la que ha sido contratado como camarero y chófer. Pepa es tentado por Manolo y Antolín, este último el amo de la casa y recién casado con Rita. Rita está encantada con la voz de Manolo y Antolín le gusta mirar a Pepa. La sucesión de gags visuales, los malentendidos cómicos producidos en la acción y las situaciones humorísticas derivadas de los diálogos absurdos abundan (cada personaje habla ignorando lo que el otro dice) y todo esto en esquemas simples que reafirman el carácter expresivo de la obra. Los nuevos ricos y sus sirvientes son dos clases que dilatan con todo en su vida. La esencia de la obra “Regresar mañana” es no tratar con los problemas cuando se debe. Los amos de la casa, incluso después de tener dinero y cosas materiales, todavía buscan algo más en su vida y quieren ser como sus sirvientes quienes no son ricos, pero más importantemente, felices con sus vidas. Tenemos la intención de mantener un entorno universal, no limitado por ningún entorno cultural. Los trajes se han planeado de tal manera que reflejan las identidades y el sentimiento emocional. Por ejemplo: La tristeza ha sido representada por el negro y la felicidad por el blanco.
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