Cancun’s Universidad del Caribe is hosting a series of cultural events open to students and the general public. The program for winter 2011 and spring 2012 features plays transmitted from the National Theatre of London, UK and operas from the Metropolitan Opera House of New York, all of which are shown on a HD giant screen in the university courtyard. Recent offerings included One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean, a comic take on an 18th-century play by Carlo Goldoni, which will be moving to Broadway, New York in 2012, The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker, Mozart’s famous opera Don Giovanni and Rodelinda by Handel. The program for the season is as follows:
National Theatre, London
Collaborators / January 13, 2012
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
The Comedy of Errors
March 30, 2012
Directed by Dominic Cooke
The plays are in English with Spanish subtitles.
Opera at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York
The Enchanted Island
January 21, 2012
Based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare and featuring Placido Domingo
Directed by William Christie
Performances begin at 7 p.m. and are weather permitting. The Universidad del Caribe is located to the north of Cancun en route to Punta Sam and Playa Mujeres.