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Cuban Theater Group El Publico Applauded in USA



Washington, Mar 22.- The play 'Antigonon, un contingente epico' (Antigonon, an epic contingent), by well-renowned Cuban company Teatro El Publico, has been widely applauded last night in the United States, and will go stage today for the second and last time in this capital.

The Eisenhower Hall at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts welcomed with a full theater the 172 staging of play, written by Rogelio Orizondo and directed by Carlos Diaz.

Diaz was one of the five Cuban directors of great prestige at international level chosen by the institution to show his plays in March and April.

Before Diaz, Canadian Robert Lepage opened the performance cycle, followed by Sulayman Al-Bassam (Kuwait), Peter Brook (the United Kingdom) and Lev Dodin (Russia).

'Antigonon, un contingente epico', looks on a part of the contemporary Cuba and perform again the events of the past with references to the lives of different heroes.

During its performance, as happens in 'Antigone, the tragedy by Sophocles' written in 442 B.C., the family and civic duty are confronting.

Daysi Maria Forcades, one of the protagonists of the play, told Prensa Latina the satisfaction of her colleagues and the applause they received.

According to Forcades, this performance in Washington is another success by Teatro El Publico in the United States, as 'Antigonon, un contingente epico' triumphed in Miami, Florida last year, and Los Angeles, California, last week.

The play, which debuted in Havana in 2012, has been performed in France, Austria, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. (PL)