Sunday, October 28, 2007
Went to the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City Saturday night to see their new production of "En Un Sol Amarillo." The show dramatizes the aftermath of the 1998 earthquake that struck Bolivia.
Performed in Spanish (with English super-titles shown above the stage) the show is performed by members of Teatro de los Andes from Bolivia.
The visual illustrations of the earthquake itself are arresting and the description of government bungling following the event is fascinating.
Furniture suspended from ropes (that drop to illustrate collapsing homes) create startling images.
Unfortunately, since it was early in the run, there were problems with the English super-titles. They stalled while the actors kept talking and then they ran so fast to catch up you couldn't read all the words.
I'm sure they'll get the kinks worked out. In the meantime I enjoyed the show because it was so uniquely theatrical.