For You, Only the
Once again we are here with Teatro de la Luna’s friends –
with lovers of good theater – to say THANK YOU for joining us in this new
adventure. Once again Teatro de la Luna has realized an ambition by
presenting the work of a Latin American theater company during our regular
season. “La Matraka Teatro” from Mexico, or more precisely from Hermosillo-Sonora,
closes our season with its excellent production of “Rojo Carmín/Blazing
This is a very special moment. It fulfills a promise to our
theatrical brothers from this large and beautiful continent. It fulfills a
promise to those who help us. And, above all, it fulfills a promise to our
patrons. It’s neither easy nor simple bring in a company from outside the
country; neither is it impossible. Well, we did it; they’re here to
entertain you and perhaps to remind you that Teatro de la Luna is an
organization with stretched resources that struggles like others – or unlike
others – to share the culture of our heritage.
Today we arrive at a longed-for event; today the festival
of theater is complete. Together we can begin to dream of next season. We
hope you will help bring that season to reality. We need – always – your
presence, your health and the financial support that will permit us to
continue bringing you troupes from outside the country. We do this because
you are one of us and, of course, “For You, Only the Best”.
About the play:
Age-old story: Boy
meets Girl. Boy meets Girl’s parents. Boy meets girl’s priest, who baptized
her and really wants her to get married. But why do women want to marry?...
It seems that the desire to marry is common to all women, regardless of
education, class, religion… And why do men marry?... Because women want to
marry them! No further discussion needed.
Blazing Red reflects on the relationship of Man and Woman
with humor, but also with introspection: on their first encounter, on their
formal engagement, and on the culmination of engagement – marriage. Serious
questions are asked, “Why did I marry you? What was I thinking of? Blazing
Red is dedicated to those who have decided to marry and those who have
already embarked on this unfortunate path, in order to give them their
rights Married Men.
About the director:
began her acting career at 15 in the Artistic Educational Center. She
continued studies at the Integral Workshop of Theater of the House of
Culture in Hermosillo. While there she was invited by actor/director Gerardo
González to join La Matraka Teatro. In 1996 and 1998 she was awarded by the
State Foundation for Culture and the Arts for directing and writing
projects. She has acted under the direction of Oscar Liera, Ramón Tamayo and
Gerardo González. She studies literature at the University of Sonora,
besides writing and adapting works for the stage at La Matraka Teatro. She
has worked as a producer and a radio program announcer. In 2002 she was
recognized as Best Director of the Year for her show Blazing Red, and also
received an honorable mention for best actress.
About the company:
Teatro (The Rattle Theater), during its twelve years of existence, has been
a diplomat for culture from Sonora, organizing events for children and
funded by the state’s Culture and Arts department, both as a group and
individually. The group has been transported from its city of birth,
Hermosillo Sonora, to various corners of Mexico, and has represented its
state at the National Theater Show. González and Robles began their work
together at the Artistic Educational Center of Hermosillo, and from there
their collaboration has been basically through courses with well-known
professors in the theatrical arena, among them Jesús González Dávila, Oscar
Liera, Ramón Tamayo, Antón Valen, Rodolfo Valencia, Emilio Carballido,
Norman Teylor, Pablo Pundik, Aurelio González and Sigfrido Aguilar.
As a group, they have presented Behind the Daisy, Clowns
and Something More, Matrakeando, Clown Soup, Tell Me… I’ll Tell You, The
Cryer, Wooden Actor, and their most recent theatrical work, Blazing Red.
They have collaborated with Reading Corners for three consecutive years
helping with readings, and promoting native culture through an original
project titled Little Time on Foot, Little Time Walking, written
specifically for children.