The association Tatrum stages this comedy at the Teatro Capital at 8:30 p.m., with free entry


Tomorrow [Thursday 21] the Teatro Capitol in Tacoronte hosts the comedy Bar Manolo, by the Amateur Theatre programme of the Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. The proposal by the Tatrum theatre association begins at 8:30 p.m., with free admission until full capacity is reached.  

This piece of theatre presents Bar Manolo, a popular establishment as it is located just opposite the cemetery. Manolo, the bar owner, is a fan of crosswords and drinking. He is accompanied by Conchi, who is responsible for cleaning and cooking. Over the show, a wide variety of characters will come to the bar, which will be the setting of forbidden loves, vices, complicities, and madness. One day, things get out of control due to the death of an acquaintance and an accident that includes a coffin, an old woman whose memory is failing and a winning lottery number.

Nine performers from the Tatrum theatre association bring this proposal to life. José Manuel Sosa will be Manolo, the bar owner, while Yesica Rodríguez will be Conchi, the cook. Hugo Rodríguez will play Carlos the teacher and Mariana Rodríguez will be Silvia, mother of Leticia, who will be in the role of Yolanda Peña. Luisa and Paco are the workers at the funeral home, roles played by Olga Vanesa Curotto and José Luis Rubio, respectively. Lastly, Olgui González will become Blanca, the widow, and Pepe Damas will play Jesus, the plumber. 

The work Bar Manolo was created by Jean Pierre Martínez and directed by Irene Pérez. The costumes and stage design of this show, which involves the collaboration of the Council of Tacoronte, is provided by the theatre group itself.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is part of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre and the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

Its main objectives are to promote a liking for theatre among the different social and cultural groups, as well as to promote the general public's attendance to, and love of, theatrical plays; likewise, to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different work groups (directors, actors, costume designers, seamstresses, playwrights, scriptwriters, etc.).