The classic Argentine play, The Bridge ("El Puente") opened at the Cervantes Theatre July 28. The play, written by Carlos Gorostiza, one of the most important Argentine authors, had its original premiere May 10, 1949.
This transcendental play marked an important change in the course of Argentina's theatre. There were doubts that the play could be relevant fifty years later, but it apparently still has the same poignancy for audiences. The Bridge tells of two families, one poor and one wealthy, who are confronted by the death of a common person.
This new production is directed by Daniel Marcove, with sets by Guillermo de la Torre, and costumes by Renata Schussheim.
The cast is lead by Hugo Arana and Alicia Berdaxagar. The "juvenile gang" is played by a group of new and unknown actors.
Performances are Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 9:00 PM and Sun. at 8:30 PM. Tickets are available at the Cervantes Theatre, Libertad 815. Phone: ( 01 ) 816-4224. -- By Marcelo Kotlier