Why you should see “Cita a ciegas” – The Actors Weigh In (Luis Carlos de la Lombana)

Mario Diament’s Cita a ciegas is a world of dark and thrilling emotions. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make you ponder. It’s one of Latin America’s finest contemporary plays, and it’s having its New York Premiere in a limited engagement at Repertorio Español.

Critics and audiences around the world already agree that you must see this play. Now hear from some of the actors themselves as they tell you why you need to see Mario Diament’s beautifully thrilling piece.

Luis Carlos de La LombanaLuis Carlos de la Lombana is one of Repertorio Español’s company members, as well as an accomplished actor and musician in his own rite. Born in Santander, Spain, he graduated from the RESAD (Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático) and from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Co-producer and actor of the production “La Strada,” his work with that piece and many others have garnered him many awards, including ACE and ATI awards. His credits with Repertorio are many, and include such hits as “Love in the Time of Cholera” and “Life is a Dream,” among many others.

Now with the pivotal role of Hombre in “Cita a ciegas,” Luis Carlos weighs in on his experience with this masterpiece of contemporary Argentine theater.

As an actor, you have a profound insight into this play. With that perspective in mind, why do you think that audiences should come see “Cita a ciegas”?  

Porque es una de las mejores obras de teatro en español de los últimos tiempos, que muestra a seres humanos en circunstancias extremas que a cualquiera de los espectadores le podrían ocurrir. 

“Because it is one of the best Spanish language plays of recent times. It shows human beings in extreme situations that could happen to any member of the audience.”

Being an actor of Repertorio, what do you think sets Repertorio’s production of “Cita a ciegas” apart from other productions?

Porque está dirigida por Jorge Alí Triana que tiene la experiencia y sabiduría para resaltar el valor de la obra y hacerla más interesante aún para el público de lo que ya es de por sí cuando uno la lee. Él hace que los actores “encarnen” la obra desde una simplicidad, que recuerdan al más reciente Peter Brook por hacer un teatro desnudo y puro…

“Because it was directed by Jorge Alí Triana who has the experience and wisdom to make the qualities of this play stand out, as well as make it more interesting for the public. He makes the actors embody the piece in a simple way, reminding us of Peter Brook’s most recent works by making a naked and pure form of theater.”

Luis Carlos will be part of “Cita a ciegas” for the entirety of its limited stay at Repertorio, alongside a stellar cast including Germán Jaramillo, Beatriz Córdoba, Zulema Clares and Hannia Guillén.

Cita a ciegas at Repertorio Español. Limited engagement through November 29 only. 

SCHEDULE, TICKETS AND INFORMATION: Repertorio.org or call 1-212-225-9999  

Presented in Spanish with English & Spanish subtitles

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