Latin American theatre festival announced in London


An 8-week arts festival celebrating the best in Latin American theatre will take place across two off-West End theatres this autumn.

CASA 2017, which celebrates its tenth anniversary year, runs from 3rd September to 28th October and will take place at the Arcola Theatre and Southwark Playhouse. The programme includes free play readings, parties and performances.

An opening all-day, all-night opening party will take place on 3rd September at Lost Rivers in Elepant and Castle. It will celebrate the UKs Latin American connection and run from 12pm to 11pm, with featuring music from the band Choro Alvorada, and hip-hop collective Ministros de la Habana featuring Lolo MC. A mid-festival party will take place at the Arcola on 30th September.

The performances will include Osmo by Movicena  Brazil) which is inspired by a short story by Hilda Hilst, Otelo by Viajeinmóvil (Chile), which tells the story of Othello –starting at the fourth act – with puppets, and Stardust, a physical theatre piece that looks what happens when coca leave’s become lines of cocaine.

Throughout the festival at both the Arcola and Southwark Playhouse, there will be a Latin American Play Reading Festival. CASA has partnered with Out Of The Wings to stage reading of eight plays which have been translated into English. The play readings will be free to attend, and occur every Saturday during CASA.

For more information on the festival, visit the CASA website: http://www.casafestival.org.uk

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