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  • Title: El maravilloso viaje de la mentira y la verdad
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:02:51
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 31 Aug 1990
  • Location: Cali, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Jacqueline Vidal, Enrique Buenaventura, Aida Fernández, Otoniel Romero, Gilberto Ramírez, Jaime Cabal, Hilda Ruiz, Jesús Mina, Aicardo Bonilla, Gladys Garcés, Nicolás Buenaventura, Enrique Buenaventura (introducer).
  • Credits: Nicolás Buenaventura, Helios Fernández, Aida Fernández, writers ; Teatro Experimental de Cali, producer, videographer, set design, music ; based on 'The Black Decameron' by Leo Frobenius, 'Black Anthology' by Blaise Cendrars, and Margaret Mead's report on Sioux myths ; Pablo E. Garcés, lighting design ; Aida Fernández, Antonio Sanchez, costumes ; Jean Marie Binoche, masks ; María Eugenia González, props ; Pedro Rey, Jorge Lara, photographers.

El maravilloso viaje de la mentira y la verdad (1990)

Two old drunk, crazy witches -- Verdad (Truth) and Mentira (Lie) -- are condemned to wander around the world. They journey through a universe of myths and legends as ancient and contemporary as humanity. They visit the deserted and arid Village of the Hungry, the colorful Diulas Plane, the dense night of Bereber bandits, and the large desert of the Maasai. The whole trip works as an educating experience. Eventually, Truth and Lie go back to the place they left; thanks to their travel experiences, they have grown up and changed. The play is based on the anthologies of African myths and tales gathered by Leo Frobenius and Blaise Cendrars: "The Black Decameron" and "Black Anthology." Black Africans constitute one of the ethnic groups of Colombia and Teatro Experimental de Cali has always tried to rescue, redeem and celebrate the diverse roots of Colombian national identity.

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