Crónica (1994) Photo/Foto: Teatro Experimental de Cali
  • Title: Crónica
  • Alternate Title: Chronicle
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:57:56
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: Apr 1994
  • Location: Cali, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Jacqueline Vidal, Pablo Angarita, Edgar Builes, Lisímaco Núñez, Serafín Arzamendía, Lina María Torres, Hilda Ruiz, Juan Carlos Martínez, Salomé Ceballos, Marco A. Ocampo, Carlos Saldarriaga, Clahiber Rincón, Jairo Suárez, Luis David Diago, Erick Aguilar.
  • Credits: Enrique Buenaventura, literary text ; Teatro Experimental de Cali, producer, videographer, costumes, props ; Jacqueline Vidal, staging ; María E. Pérez, Serafín Arzamendía, assistant directors, technical assistance ; José Campo, Alberto Prieto, set design ; José Campo, graphic design ; Juan Carlos Maya, Hernando Artuz, music ; Franklin Cruz, lighting design.

Crónica (1994)

Inspired by a chronicle of the Conquest of Mexico by Bernal Díaz del Castillo, this play tells the story of Gonzalo Guerrero and Jerónimo de Aguilar, two Spanish sailors who integrate themselves to a Mayan community after being captured and enslaved by the Mayans. After being freed due to their good behavior, Guerrero marries the daughter of the Mayan cacique and starts feeling like a Mayan himself. When Cortés arrives in Mexico, he tries to talk both sailors into joining his forces. Aguilar accepts this offer; Guerrero declines. War, negotiation and betrayal ensue, in a chain of events that underscores the atrocities surrounding the Conquest of America. This play highlights native Latin American values and traditions, as a part of Teatro Experimental de Cali's continuous attempt to rescue the roots of Latin American identities.

icon Crónica Program (1.9 MB)