Spanish Screwball Comedy The Preposterous Case of Miss Piña Colada at Aurora Theatre
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The last date listed for El Insólito Caso de Miss Piña Colada was Sunday April 29, 2012 / 2:30pm.
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In this time-spanning drama, a pair of long-married -- and long-suffering -- artists struggle with the ghosts of the past, including the death of a son and a mystery surrounding a painting, when their daughter arrives home to Northern Mexico. She's been summoned by her mother, under false pretenses, to visit her father, a semi-famous expressionist now dying of diabetes. Karen Zacarías' award-winning play is performed in Spanish with English supertitles, and explores the rich culture behind the famed artistic movement led by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as personal family dynamics. Learn More
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Featured review from David Leader
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The jokes were non-stop in this farce concerning a mother getting so caught up with her social status that she bankrupts the dysfunctional family in an attempt to win the Miss Piña Colada pageant. While a great play, it can be a bit difficult for non-Spanish speakers; there is a LOT of great physical comedy, but it is hard to watch and keep up with when watching the translation overhead. Also, the show is in one of the "side" theaters in the Aurora; which unfortunately means if you do not arrive early you are watching from a sideways glance.
Still, the acting was top-notch, and once I accepted I will miss the occassional line I started to really enjoy it. And the story was so over-the-top that it will have you laughing. Highly reccommend.
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“A savvy, consistently high-energy comic performance.”_ —New York Times_ _ _