A new play by Sebastián Ospina. This time the one man show is in English. A free adaptation of EL GENERAL EN SU LABERINTO the novel by Gabriel García Márquez. The story focuses on Manuela Sáenz born in Ecuador and Simón Bolívar´s love in the last 7 years of his life. Manuela survived Bolívar 26 years and the legend goes that she wrote love letters to her dead lover till the last day of her life. She died forgotten in an abandoned port in the northern shore of Perú. There she receives the visit of Herman Melville the young writer who was to write a famous American novel: MOBY DICK. In a narrative, fusion of film and stage, actress Esther Levy, born to Jewish American father and Mexican mother, plays on screen the role of Manuela Sáenz.
The videos for the show are work of filmmaker Catalina Santamaría and music is the work of Colombian composers of the 19th and 20th century. The theme song CONSTANT LOVE BEYOND DEATH with lyrics from the Spanish poet of 18th century Francisco de Quevedo is performed by Colombian singer Johanna Castañeda.
Terraza 7’s Musical Theater Series presents:
INTO THE SHADOWS OF NOTHINGNESS
Terraza 7 8 p.m. Friday through November
4019 Gleane St, Elmhust, New York 11373
photoperformance Bruno Birolli
Sebastián Ospina studied acting at the Lee Strasberg School in New York. He has played leading roles in different soap operas and TV series on Colombian television over the past 30 years. He starred in the film Tiempo de morir (1985), the screenplay of which was written by Gabriel García Márquez. He also worked in France and Germany for the local television in Spanish. He won the National Film Award in 1994 for his screenplay Adiós María Félix, which was made into a film by Luis Ospina titled Soplo de vida. He has been dedicated to teaching in recent years and much of his experience is recorded in video format with memorable images and quotations on his FACEBOOK page: The Actor and The Camera Workshop.
Sebastián Ospina / Acting as Simón Bolívar.
INTO THE SHADOWS OF NOTHINGNESS – Monologue-
On Friday November 2nd, 2018 at 8pm at Terraza 7.
$15 suggested donation. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under.