Maravilla estar (1989)
  • Title: Maravilla estar
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:22:32
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1989
  • Location: Teatro La Calendaria, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: César Badillo, Fanny Baena, Santiago García, Fernando Peñuela.
  • Credits: Santiago García, writer, director ; Teatro La Calendaria, producer ; based on Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass' ; Ignacio Rodríguez, music ; Jorge Ardilla, Santiago García, set design ; Carlos Robledo, lighting design.

Maravilla estar (1989)

Teatro La Candelaria's "Maravilla Estar" starts with a traveler (Aldo Tarazona), who arrives at the stage and affirms he has reached the place where he will stay from then on. But when he decides to claim this piece of land his own, a new character shows up and they start arguing. When still more characters show up, Aldo realizes he was not the first person to arrive at this place. They start judging the newcomer and going through his belongings. Then they welcome him and he stays with the inhabitants of the place. Aldo gets involved with one of them, Alicia; five years go by and they have a child. A priest shows up and tries to marry them. Alicia becomes a circus artist. With the baby on her back, Alicia climbs up to the heights of the circus tent. The play ends with the newcomer begging her to come down. After all these experiences, Aldo learns that reality is more complex than he had thought, that sometimes reason, logic and the senses are not completely trustworthy.