Aurora Theatre continues the 2012-2013 Harvel Lab Series with a Teatro del Sol production, Burundanga by Spanish playwright Jordi Galcerán. Poor, pregnant, Barcelonan Berta wants to know if her boyfriend Manel really loves her, but the truth can be dangerous. At the urging of her roommate Sílvia, she gives him Burundanga, a powerful truth serum. The results are a wacky firestorm of events that include steamy secrets, unfulfilled culinary dreams and a terrorist plot to kidnap a powerful businessman. This play will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
About Teatro del Sol
Founded by Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Anthony P. Rodriguez, Teatro del Sol is a Spanish language theatre initiative whose goal is the preservation of Hispanic cultural heritage. The US Census bureau ranks Georgia second in the nation with a 60% growth in Hispanic population since 2000. Teatro del Sol produces professional programming to best serve this rapidly growing community. According to the latest census in Gwinnett County, Hispanics now make up almost 20% of the local population. Mr. Rodriguez, a first generation American of Cuban decent, saw the need to serve this large demographic as a fundamental passion.
“Teatro del Sol has become much more important than just producing Spanish plays,” explains Aurora Theatre Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez. “These shows bring our community together and humanize our culture in a way that news reports simply do not. Latinos are a loud, funny, passionate people and the plays we are choosing convey that soul and humor. Plus for many of our older patrons, it provides a taste of home.”
About Aurora Theatre
Now in their 17th Season, Aurora Theatre produces professional live entertainment to suit everyone’s taste. Aurora Theatre’s Mainstage Season is comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces 300 events each year, including concerts, comedy, children’s programs, metro Atlanta’s top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Del Sol. Aurora Theatre is a world-class theatrical facility with two performances venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include the 2009 Pinnacle Award from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Creative Loafing’s 2010 Best Theatre Company, Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2012 Best Places to Work.
The Harvel Lab Series
Generously sponsored by Georgia Gwinnett College, The Harvel Lab Series includes three shows: Tigers Be Still, Master Harold… and the boys, and Burundanga, which is produced in conjunction with Teatro Del Sol.
Cast & Crew
Blanca Agüero Berta
Denise Arribas Sílvia
Alexandros Salazar Manel
Luis Hernandez Jaime
Alejandro Gutierrez Gorka
Ricardo Aponte Director
Anthony Rodriguez Producing Artistic Director
Ann-Carol Pence Associate Producer
Sergio Rubio Stage Manager and Sound & Lightboard Operator
Britt Hultgren Ramroop Set Designer and Production Manager
James Helms Lighting Designer and Technical Director
Ashley Reeves Costume Designer
Daniel Terry Sound Designer and Video Designer
Sarah Thomson Scenic Artist
Hernon Leon Supertitles Operator
Burundanga By Jordi Galcerán
April 11 to April 28, 2013
Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2:30 p.m.