The ‘Muestra Escénica Iberoamericana’ (Iberoamerican Theatre Festival, MEI) stages the premiere of the Argentinean play "La cápsula" (The capsule) and a play by the Uruguayan theatre company "El Galpón"



The Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna puts tickets on sale for the MEI Festival shows. The Festival is an initiative organised by the Tenerife Island Council through the Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture that is managed by the island Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. The calendar includes two international plays, one of them a world premiere. Tickets for these plays can already be purchased at

On 8 September at 8:00 p.m., the Uruguayan company ‘El Galpón’ offers the first performance that will be staged at the Paraninfo: 'Bakunin sauna, una obra anarquista' (Bakunin sauna, an anarchist play). Margarita, an old anarchist who is specialised in cognitive computing, plans to kidnap Ema, IBM's new general manager for Latin America, from a hotel sauna in Las Vegas. 

Two IBM ex-officers, Rosa and Bernardo, help her together with a computer humanoid that looks like the Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakunin and that is specially programmed for the purpose. However, the action gets out of control. The Spanish premiere of this Uruguayan comedy on the MEI tour will also be performed in El Sauzal and Guía de Isora.

The world première of the Argentinian play 'La cápsula, un viaje unipersonal' (The capsule, a one-man journey) will be staged on 18 and 19 September at 8:00 p.m. This proposal is led by its author and director, Diego Casado Rubio. It is the story of the man who returned to the moon. He is a giant storyteller of impossible and magical feats who has only one wish: to return to where he came from. This journey offers only advantages. All you have to do is choose a day and time for a one-way trip, with no suitcases, no farewells, no departure notices. This is not just another story; it contains an endless list of things to avoid in life. The play 'The capsule, a one-man journey' can only be enjoyed at the Paraninfo de la ULL.

The tickets for these shows can be purchased at a single price of €10. The purchase conditions and the safety and hygiene measures are established by the Paraninfo de la ULL.  To check the calendar and information, download it at

The 3rd edition of the MEI Festival runs from 2 September to 6 October in 12 municipalities. It brings 40 performances of 14 shows by 12 different companies. Of the twelve companies participating in this edition, three are from Chile (Niño Proletario, Silencio Blanco and Colectivo Cuerpo Sur), two from Uruguay (El Galpón and Marea Productora) and one each from Colombia (4 Paredes), Argentina (Diego Casado), Nicaragua (Teatro Justo Rufino Garay), and Portugal (Hotel Europa Teatro); three are from the Canary Islands (Delirium, Ángulo Producciones and Unahoramenos). 

The festival venues will be the Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna and those of the municipalities of Adeje, Arona, Candelaria, El Rosario, Guía de Isora, Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz, Tacoronte, Tegueste, Vilaflor and El Sauzal.