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Frida Kahlo: Viva la Vida

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Instituto Cervantes in Sydney offers the theatre play: Frida Kahlo: Viva la Vida in the framework of events and activities organised to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the institution in Australia.

“A captivating feat.” The Buzz From Sydney

“A sublime production from Théâtre Excentrique.” Lisa Thatcher

After a sold out season at the Old 505 Theatre, Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida by Humberto Robles returns for one night only at the Instituto Cervantes.

On the Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo is cooking and while she waits for her guests to arrive, she evokes Diego Rivera, Nelson Rockefeller, Leon Trotsky, exposes her opinion on art, Mexico, the United States, France and of course, the memory of her terrible accident and the presence of death.

Humberto Robles’s seminal work Viva La Vida, inspired by authentic documents, materials and memoirs from Frida Kahlo, reveals the woman behind the icon, the artist beyond the face printed on millions of bags, wallets and other paraphernalia.

“Spellbinding… Jahjah has a winning production in Viva La Vida.” South Sydney Herald

“We hang on to every word Kate Bookallil says.” Suzy Goes See

Duration: 55 min, no interval

Presented by Théâtre Excentrique
Directed by Anna Jahjah
With Kate Bookallil as Frida Kahlo
Translated and adapted by Gaël Le Cornec and Luis Benkard
Assistant Director: Bérangère Graham-Dupuy
Language and cultural consultants: Ana Cuellar and Kris Shalvey
Costume Designer: Olivia Auday



Thursday 31 October 2019 from 6pm to 7pm


Early bird until the 31 October: $10.00
Standard Ticket (from the 1st of November): $15.00

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Hashtag: #institutocervantessydney

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