In addition to this première, the performances from Chile, Colombia, Portugal and the Canary Islands will be shown in six municipalities


The theatre festival Muestra Escénica Iberoamericana (MEI) offers 12 performances in six municipalities of the island this week. Also, a world premiere of the Argentinian theatre play 'La cápsula, un viaje unipersonal' (The capsule, a one-man journey). Chile, Colombia, Portugal and the Canary Islands' performances will be hosted during this festival. This initiative by the Department of Culture of the Island Council is managed by the island Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga and organised through the Auditorio de Tenerife. The tickets for this third edition that concludes on 6 October are on sale at

This week MEI offers on the 18 and 19 September at 8:00 p.m. the world première that will be staged in Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna.  'La cápsula, un viaje unipersonal' (The capsule, a one-man journey) is written and directed by Diego Casado Rubio and featured by Nicolás Scarpino. 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. According to the Argentinian company, this is not just another story; it contains an endless list of things to avoid in life.

This week's programme begins tomorrow [Tuesday 14] at 19:30 at the Teatro Príncipe Felipe in Tegueste with 'De ratones y hombres' (About mice and men), by the Colombian company Señor M (known as 4 Paredes because of the place where they perform in their country), directed by Manolo Orjuela. Based on a story by John Steinbeck, the play begins with two brothers, Colombian peasants, who travel through different regions looking for a better future. One is intelligent, and the other is not. One depends on the other until one of the two becomes a dangerous burden. The last show will be performed on Wednesday 15 at the Escuela Municipal de Música of Adeje.

Likewise, on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., the first performance of ‘Pescador’ (Seaman) will be staged at the Teatro El Sauzal. This is a puppet-play for adults of the Chilean company Silencio Blanco, and the show is premièred in Europe. The story delves into the intimate sensation of men working in solitary trades that were confronted with the immensity of nature. This work deals with those places that are now strange and even foreign to us. Puppets, elements and manipulators share a space where the actor's physical work and the manipulation of puppets take a new perspective to investigate and develop the poetics of the company. 'Pescador' (Seaman) can also be seen at the Teatro Timanfaya in Puerto de la Cruz on 17 and 18 September at 8:15 p.m.

During this edition, the Colombian company Señor M premiers in Europe the show 'Carta de una desconocida' (A letter from a strange woman) on Thursday 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Casa de la Cultura de La Esperanza, in El Rosario. This adaptation of the novel by Stefan Zweig is based on an unrequited love story. A man receives a letter from a woman. She tells him how she has loved him since she was a child. She used to watch him through her window and continued to love him throughout her life. It is a story of loneliness, pain, and hope with small happy moments. The play talks about women's privacy, time, hope, and love...It deals with how we construct and idealize ‘the other’ and relationships. It talks about those deep and silent loves that become idyllic and perfect. They live only in the lover's mind. 'Carta de una desconocida'(A letter from a strange woman) will also be performed this week at the Escuela de Música in Adeje on Sunday, 19 September at 8:00 p.m.

‘Perfect Match’ arrives from Portugal and will be staged on 17 and 18 in the Teatro El Sauzal at 8:00 p.m. This theatre piece proposes the importance of love and relationships in migratory movements. Those movements are often seen as a threat. This is a big contrast with the gentrification crisis that most of the European cities suffer while immigrants from rich countries - who often describe themselves as expatriates - arrive. How are these two groups received differently? How are love relationships marked and conditioned by migratory movements in Europe? These are the questions that the company Hotel Europa will be answering.

'Tesla/Edison', by the company Ángulo Producciones, closes this week's programme on Sunday, at 19:30, in the Teatro Príncipe Felipe de Tegueste. The play - with a script by the Canarian playwrights Quique and Yeray Bazo- begins when the inventor Nikola Tesla lives almost forgotten in a hotel room in New York during the last part of his life. Beset by debt, plagiarised and ill, he makes one last attempt to make history. An attempt that will be continually hampered by an unwanted visit: that of his rival Thomas Edison. On Monday there will be a school performance for the secondary school children of Tegueste, who already have a didactic guide in their classrooms to enjoy this play.