A Night at the Theater

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
    John Hodge
    Directed by Nicholas Hytner
  • The Comedy of Errors
    March 30, 2012
    William Shakespeare
    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
  • Ernani
    February 25
    Giuseppe Verdi
  • Manon
    April 7
    Jules Massenet
  • La Traviata
    April 14
    Giuseppe Verdi

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.

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