"HEY GRINGO! A Chile Christmas"


Hola todos, the Cambridge University HISPANIC SOCIETY is proud to present a unique and acclaimed theatre event, now in Cambridge:

*** HEY GRINGO! A CHILE CHRISTMAS written and performed by PETER SEARLES MONDAY 11th June 2001 AT 7.45 PM ***

Bateman Auditorium - Gonville and Caius College (Directions below)

* NOT TO BE MISSED BY ANY LATIN AMERICAN AND HISPANIC AFICIONADOS AS WELL AS THEATRE ENTHUSIASTS! *

The Author: Peter Searles is a fine British actor and play-writer. He has already performed for the BBC Shakespeare series (Richard III and Titus Andronicus) and has written a play trilogy, Hey Gringo!, inspired by his extensive trips to South America. A Chile Christmas is the most acclaimed among his works!!!

* Reviews:

"...Quite what makes Peter Searles such a revering story teller is hard to put a finger on. Maybe it's the way he drops in wonderfully surreal details -hundreds of poor people shuffling along one shoe to Pinochet's birthday parade- or the fact that his tales never quite go the way you expect..." (The Guardian)

"...His self-deprecating humour has you laughing with him at his travel experiences (the Bolivian train that arrives four days late, then stops for four hours while the driver goes off for some sex)...The show includes many serious moments too, capturing the uncomfortable realities encountered during this painful time in Chile's history..." (The Scotsman)

"...Searles could have gone on for another hour and nobody would have batted an eye, such is his way of dragging you into his shaggy dog stories about would be revolutionaries, licentious admen, eco-warriors, puffed-up officials and of course el Presidente himself...A stand-up storyteller par excellence, Searles is the diametric opposite of a pub bore, his cosy campfire chat a combination of Bill Bryson's eye for ridiculous and Rory Bremner's ear for mimicry..." (Metro)

* HOW TO GET TO THE BATEMAN ROOM/AUDITORIUM: Go through Caius main gate, follow straight ahead across Tree Court, pass through the Gate of Virtue and it's in I staircase on the other side of the court in the left corner.

Nos vemos el lunes!

© C.U. Hispanic Society 2001