Event Information
Teatro La Tea Presents
The Importance Of Being Blanca
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 through Sunday, January 06, 2013

If the abuse of power is not confronted it leads to corruption and comedy ensues.

Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

In a Latin American Country, Irene Delgado has conquered the highest political power. She knows that money weighs more than ethics, morality or justice.
Delgado returns to her Country despite being required by the law for fraud and corruption : She is protected by the same police that should be after her. She is determined to have a bit of fun at EL DESTINO restaurant forcing his owners, Ramiro and Ignacio, to make a very difficult choice by offering them a huge sum of money in return for their silence and complicity.
Irene will bend the spirit of the characters to a point of bordering with the absurd.

De Lara's play is a reflection on how the abuse of power can affect an entire society .
"If abuse of power is not confronted it will inevitably lead into corruption, all sorts of corruption"

" The fact that the play will be performed in English for the first time is of great importance. Corruption speaks only one language" , the director comments

As a playwright and director De Lara explores in different levels always underlining the actors importance. In her work we find new meanings with a particular creative force.

The play first opened in her native Venezuela in 1996. In New York at El Centro Julia de Burgos receiving the 2005 Hola award for best production.

Aminta de Lara is an author, director and actor. De Lara is the most well-known Venezuelan figure in the Off-Broadway circuit. Her plays include: At The End of The Century, Double Image, and Swallow (presented at La MaMa E.T.C.). Ms. de Lara has been the recipient of several acting awards from HOLA, ACE, Maurice Kanvar Institute of Film and Television (New York) and Premio Municipal de Cine in Caracas, Venezuela. and recently the Hola 2010 Award for best directing.

The cast
Lorraine Rodriguez- Reyes, Marion Elaine, Howard Collado y Robert Ramos.
Light design: Omayra Garrido
Stage Manager : Nivia Marrero and Monica Velez
Music: María Eugenia Atilano
Graphic design and photography: Carlos Ayesta
Director: Aminta de Lara

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.