Fausto Angleró

“DON UBU:Te noto distinto hoy. RAÚL:No me diga que enamorado. UBU:Te noto con más muertos.”

Written by Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya

Genre: Magical Realism

Dates:

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 5:00pm

Language: Spanish

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Synopsis

Fausto Angleró is an exercise in stereoscopy: the desire to create the illusion of a new dimension by placing two image planes next to each other.  The first component exposes Raúl, a photographer in 1930´s Puerto Rico and his subjects, a silent boy, an old man believer in spiritualism, don Ubaldo and Margara, a beautiful young woman.  The story develops as the photographer tries to capture spirits in pictures and to find out more about the identity of Margara´s absent lover, Fausto Angleró. The second part transposes the characters to a setting of a research hospital in the U.S. of today. Margara and Raúl, now married, wait for the death of their terminally ill child. Planning to donate the boy´s body to a study that would take digital images of the dissected corpse, they are confronted by a strange old man–Don Ubaldo–who alerts them of a hovering invisible presence who would steal the essence of the boy in the process. The name of this presence is Fausto Angleró.

About the Playwright

Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya is a Puerto Rican experimenter, writer and stage director. In the U.S., his work has been presented and/or developed by Red Eye Collaboration, The Guthrie Theatre, The Children’s Theatre Company, Intermedia Arts, HERE, Terranova Collective, LA TEA, The Loisaida Center, Theatre for the New City, New York Theatre Workshop and The Public Theatre. He has been recipient of Pregones’ Theatre Asunción Prize, the International Casa del Teatro Theatre Award (Dominican Republic), the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture´s National Playwriting Award, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships from the Playwrights´ Center and recently, a Joyce commission to work with Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theatre in Minneapolis.  He directs Casa Cruz de la Luna, a multidisciplinary project with a double base in San Germán, Puerto Rico and New York City.  Current investigations center on the notion of active spectatorship, the creation of trans-narrative flows (physically moving through books, bodies and memory-laden locations) and the integration of image and written language technologies to the mise-en-scene.  Aravind holds a Ph.D. in theatre historiography from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and an M.D. from Mayo Medical School.