O sos o no sos (2005) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: O sos o no sos
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:57:83
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 2005
  • Location: Galpón de Catalinas, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Type-Format: performance, community theater
  • Cast: Ana Elisa Dosantos, Corina Renoldi, Elizabel Villalba, Gabi Cabral, Gabriela Mora, Gonzalo Martín Acuña, Gonzalo Guevara, Javier Leston, Laura Casalnuovo, Luz Bulzomi, Marcos Guillén, María Kexel, María Inés López, María Luisa Santarcieri, Marina Lafuente, Miguel Kuok, Mónica Rebolini, Narda Molín, Nora Churquina, Patricia M. Santoyanni, Tobías Mitre, puppeteers/performers.
  • Credits: Grupo de Teatro Catalinas Sur, producer ; Ximena Bianchi, director ; Omar Gasparini, puppets ; based on a text by Frank Tashlin ; Bernardo Santiago, music & lyrics, musical director ; Cristina Ghione, Juliana Corazzina, woods & factory SFX ; Cristina Ghione, final song ; Estudio EDC Pablo Schenquerman, digital audio editor ; Mariana Delgado, sound operator ; Lucas Gaspaini, lighting design ; Quique Tordal, spotlights ; Omar Gasparini, Ana Serralta, sets ; Mónica Rebolini, costumes.

O sos o no sos (2005)

"O sos o no sos" is Catalinas Sur's second puppet theater show, a beautiful spectacle for all ages following their first puppetry piece "La Niña de la Noche." It is a free adaptation of Frank Tashlin's story "The Bear that Wasn't." The piece tells the adventures and exploits of a bear that wakes up from his winter hibernation to find an industrial complex where his cave used to be. The bear then gets confused by the factory foreman as a human worker and is told to work; each of his successive bosses tries to convince him that he is just a "silly man." Throughout the play, the bear tries to protect his very identity while trying to survive in a confusing, threatening world to which he does not belong. Music, color, masks, a beautiful set and a delightful soundtrack, along with 22 puppeteers-performers under the direction of Ximena Bianchi, give life to 35 puppets in order to recreate the story of a bear lost in a world of men, a struggle for the preservation of identity against all odds.


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