Due to the high success of the "environmental musical" Aventurera, the star of the show; Edith Gonzalez, produced in association with Televisa, a 1-hour TV program titled "Las Noches de Aventurera", which will air May 16 on Mexico's Channel 2 at 9PM Central Time.
According to Gonzalez, this special program is not exactly a "behind the scenes tour" of the show, it's rather a "nostalgic trip" into Mexico's glamorous and passionate nightlife of the late 40's. Aventurera is based on an A. Custonio's 1949 Mexican film of the same title which starred rumba-dancer Ninon Sevilla, Andrea Palma and Ruben Rojo.
Adapted for the stage by playwright Carlos Olmos (El Eclipse, Fuegos Fatuos) and set in Mexico, 1949, Aventurera tells the story of Elena (played by Gonzalez) an innocent young woman who is forced to turn into a prostitute by Rosaura, a mysterious woman who spends nights as the glamorous host of her own nightclub and days as a high society respectable lady. One day, Elena gets tired of Rosaura´s evil and leaves that life to become a famous dancing star at a fancy nightclub, where she meets Rosaura´s son, Mario. Elena and Mario fall in love, but she has to decide whether or not to tell him the truth about his mother.
Also starring in Aventurera are Carmen Salinas as Rosaura, Sergio Basanez as Mario and Alejandro Tommassi as Bugambilia.
The show lacks an original score, instead it features popular Rumba, Mambo and Cha-Cha-Cha from the period which are used as incidental music rather than character-driven songs. Directed by Enrique Pineda, Aventurera runs at the Salon los Angeles, an actual dancing club in Mexico City, on Thurs. 8:30 PM, Fri. 7 PM & 9:30 PM and Sat. at 6 PM & 8:30 PM. For information and tickets call the Salon los Angeles at (5) 597 8847.
--By Claudio Carrera