Los cuernos de mi marido/My Husband’s Horns Presented by Teatro Nahual
Performed entirely in Spanish. An English Summary of the plot is included in the program
Mountain View on October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
MACLA on October 21, 22 and 28 in San José, CA.
Premiere on October 14 in Mountain View, CA
Performances in MACLA on Oct. 21, 22 and 28:
In the theatrical adaptation of one of Moliere’s most important farces,
My Husband’s Horns (originally titled Jorge Dandín), we see Jorge, a rich peasant, seeks to raise his social status by marrying the beautiful daughter of the Sostenes de Varilla family. Monsieur Sostenes de Varilla is a financially ruined bourgeoisie who, despite his poverty, refuses to accept the family’s new reality.
The Sostenes de Varilla’s still claim to belong to the high society of the town where they live and thus despise their son-in-law for his humble origins and for not being worthy of Angélica. Jorge, who admits to being a cuckold, tries in vain to unmask his wife’s infidelity; while she cunningly reverses any evidence of infidelity against Jorge himself.
This work presents a social critique where the importance of money surpasses morality and human dignity.
Teatro Nahual masterfully stages this farce with eight fabulous actors on stage and live music. This will be the premiere performance. This performance is 2 hours long with one 15 minute intermission and is appropriate for all ages.
The premiere will be on Saturday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Second Stage of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts: 500 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041.
With more performances on Saturday, October 21, Sunday, October 22 and Saturday, October 28 at MACLA: 510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113.
Teatro Nahual is a non-profit organization founded in Santa Clara County in 2003.
The mission is to provide education and entertainment through plays that represent Latin American culture and customs in California and the United States. The productions of this community theater group have the purpose of creating a social conscience and establishing a dialogue that allows informing about cultural, social, and political situations, at the same time that the audience spends a pleasant moment to enjoy theatrical works entirely in Spanish. Nahual Theater is made up of actors, musicians, educators, designers, and people from the community interested in joining efforts to promote the magic of theater. Acting classes are also taught in Spanish for children, youth, and adults since 2004.