Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Venezuelan Soap Stars in London - Esperando Al Italiano
By Russell Maddicks
Anybody who's followed a Venezuelan telenovela, or soap opera, will have heard of Carolina Perpetuo or Hilda Abrahamz, two legends of the small screen who've played everything from wide-eyed country-girls with hearts of gold to evil vamps, pouting their ruby lips like their lives depended on it. And who will ever forget Hilda Abrahamz as the jungle girl Ka Ina.
Both actresses have starred in more than 20 soap operas, movies and TV dramas but they are also accomplished theatre stars, and later this month will be in the UK to perform in a light comedy called "Esperando al Italiano" ("Waiting For the Italian") at the Chelsea Theatre in London.
The performances on Thursday, 17 and Saturday 19 November are in Spanish.
The funds raised will benefit the UK-based children's charity CHAMOS, which aims to help needy children in the urban and rural areas of Venezuela.
Caridad Canelon, sadly, will not be performing in London but is replaced by the versatile actress and singer Fanny Arjona.
Marisol Matheus and Hernán Marcano also star.
The play was written by Mariela Romero, produced by Rolando Padilla, and directed by Tulio Cavalli.
This is a rare opportunity to get up close to telenovela royalty. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Thursday 17 November: 7:30pm
Saturday 19 November: Matinée 2.30 pm, Evening 7.30 pm
Directions: Chelsea Theatre, 7 World's End Place, Kings Road, London SW10 0DR
Price: £30 p/p (£27.00 p/p for CHAMOS members)
To purchase tickets or find out more about the performances visit the webpage of CHAMOS or contact Janin Barboza at firstname.lastname@example.org.