Querido San Antonio (Dear Saint Anthony), set amidst a changing society during the early 1900s, award-winning Argentinian playwright Patricia Suárez follows three women as they look for love, look to find small possessions and look to break free from their prescribed societal and gender roles while attempting to reshape the world in their image. After a successful premiere back in April at Rice University, Gente de Teatro is once again staging the comedic play and again, all performances of the show, directed by Marcela Salas, will be in Spanish. English surtitles will be provided during Friday and Saturday's performances.
7:30 p.m. Thursday. Also 7:30 p.m. October 13 and 14; 3:30 p.m. October 15. The MATCH, 3400 Main. For information, call 713-521-4533 or visit gentedeteatro.org. $25 to $35.
Gente de Teatro (Houston, TX) is back with Querido San Antonio (Dear St. Anthony), an ingenious comedy by Argentine playwright Patricia Suárez. Gente de Teatro premiered Dear St. Anthony in the US on April 2017 with four presentations that attracted 700 patrons at Rice University.
Dear Saint Anthony is a witty play about the longings of three mid-twentieth century women, all devotees of Saint Anthony, who stray from the straight and narrow in an upside-down world where anything goes.
During the first decades of the twentieth century, the world began to change, and so did women. In Dear Saint Anthony, the miracle-performing saint who can find lost objects and dreamed-of lovers becomes a magical interlocutor for three women. Clever, rebellious and ever hopeful, the women manage to revert the established order as they hope to find the man of their dreams, get back their small possessions and break free from their assigned roles. The end justifies the means in this search for the miracle of love. In Dear Saint Anthony, anything goes.
Patricia Suárez brings to life a funny, smart, dynamic comedy revealing the relationship of a group of women with the world around them as well as their chances of revamping it to their advantage.
Performances in Spanish. English Subtitles on Friday 10/13 & Saturday 10/14.
Directed by Marcela Salas.
Cast: Carolina Cutrera, Esteban Gago, Ana Ilvento Scuseria & Claudia Soroka.
The production is not suitable for children.
The estimated run time is 90 minutes with no intermission.
This performance has a No Late Seating policy.
MATCH Box Office(713) 521-4533
Information: www.gentedeteatro.org * 713-826-0445
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