(On hiatus until Repertorio Español presents this dramatization of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about a retired colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession. More…
Reduced to penury despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the mail launch, the only apparent contact with the outside world, comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, “Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel.” Presented in Spanish, with visual captions in English.
See it if If you like an even paced story that can lull you a little. Good acting, staging and direction.
Don't see it if If subtitles are not your thing. If you need a fast paced play in a big theater.
See it if you enjoy a great story, wonderfully paced, with great acting on a very untrusting set that grabs you fro the start and holds you to the end
Don't see it if you want a lot of fast action and are not patient with a leisurely paced story. You don't understand Spanish and don't like supertitles.
See it if you want to see a story with so much subtext that it could be its own play. With such a great writer, you can't go wrong. Go rooster!
Don't see it if you want a fast-paced, plot-heavy story. These characters are "stuck" in more than one sense.
See it if you are interested in productions in foreign languages. You don’t mind a slow yet atmospheric storytelling with little to no action.
Don't see it if you prefer fast paced shows. You are bored by little to no action on stage. You don’t like small-budget, intimate venues.
See it if You enjoy political themes. Garcia marqués’ writing. The symbolism of his work and great acting . you know Spanish or don’t mind subtitles.
Don't see it if The policial thematic doesn’t interest you. Garcia Marques is Too complicated Can’t understand Spanish or hates sub titles.
See it if you want to see Gabriel García Márquez's favorite novel come alive by a wonderful cast of Spanish speaking actors, with beautiful images.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light entertainment. Although there are fun moments in the play, it is a drama.
See it if you enjoy smart, thought-provoking story telling and theater. You like Spanish literature. Theater at its purest
Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish and don't enjoy theater that is subtitled. You need elaborate staging, special effects, a lot of action
See it if You enjoy literature coming to life. This is a great staging and acting of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ work. The rooster is star.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy performances in a language other than English. You are expecting musicals or a modern take on a classic.
See it if You are looking for a slow paced story about a struggling family. Acting and the set was wonderful. The rooster was a cool touch.
Don't see it if You are looking for a fast paced play with lots of action.
See it if you like Garcia Marquez. You want a good story and acting
Don't see it if you expect something light. You don't like the Spanish language.
See it if - You like Gabriel Garcia Marquez- the play stays true to the story! - If you want to see a rooster on stage- he was a great actor!
Don't see it if - You do not like Marquez’ short story “El Coronel...” - You want to see a play with a lot of action and different sub plots
See it if you like thoughtful and suspenseful theater. At times makes you feel sad/uncomfortable/angry
Don't see it if you do not speak spanish and do not like to read subtitles (which were good!)
See it if You’re a fan of gracia-Marquez. If you want to see something that sticks with you and makes you think about long after it’s iver
Don't see it if You like fluff and just want to feel good
See it if you like deep stories of existence and great acting to tell these stories
Don't see it if you don't understand cultural diversity and hate plays in a foreign language
See it if See it if you love adaptations of great literature
Don't see it if If you don't want to see a realistic struggle of two people who are having a hard time along in life.