The Adeje department of creative development, under councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, is bringing comedy back to the stage this September for the second year running with the ‘Adeje je je’ festival of laughs, continuing to promote theatre as a tool for cultural enrichment.
The councillor stressed that “cultural activities help us reinforce the importance of creativity and creative development. In Adeje we are constantly working to offer initiatives that appeal to all sectors of the public and we know that comedy is always in demand, something we saw last year. That’s why we have decided to mount the festival for the second year running, bringing laughter to the theatre during the month of September.
The comedy nights will be on four Fridays during next month, the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of September, in the Adeje Cultural Centre theatre, from 8.30pm. Tickets will be on sale in the centre or at the door on the night. All works are in Spanish.
Friday September 8th, Palante producciones y Darío López with Echadito Palante
Friday September 15th, Abubukaka, with Cuenta Deluxe
Friday September 22nd, Juan cállate with Un Leñador no es un diseñador
Friday September 29th, Doble M with Inspector Sullivan.
May 12th, 19th and 26th will see the Adeje Cultural Centre host a series of amateur dramatic presentations
The Adeje department of creative development/culture have announced details of the V Amateur Theatre Showcase in Adeje which will see shows staged in the town’s cultural centre auditorium on three Fridays in May, the 12th, 18th and 26th.
According to councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera “theatre is part of our cultural and history in Adeje, and five years ago we started this project with the hope and conviction that this event should be in our annual calendar of activities and indeed over the years we have consolidated the event, which we see as adding to the value of what we can offer the community.
The programme for the showcase this year begins on May 12th with the Asociación Sol y Sombra performing ‘Picnic’, a comedy by Fernando Arrabal (no age restrictions). On May 19th the Asociación Cultural Cedarpre, from Guía de Isora, stage ‘Venezia’ (over 12s), and the final play is on May 26th, when Descúbrete Teatro present ‘Sainete’ a series of short performances (no age restrictions). All the plays and performances are in Spanish.
All the shows begin at 8.30pm and tickets are €5.
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Midsummer Night’s Dream, Adeje, this Friday
Given that we are celebrating 400 years since the death of Mr William Shakespeare, it’s nice to see the Adeje Municipal Theatre Group staging a performance (in Spanish) of “El sueño de una noche de verano” or Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Entrance is free, the performance starts at 8.30 and is on in the Adeje Auditorium in the Cultural Centre. First staged in 1595, it is considered one of theatre’s classic comedies. This version has been adapted from the original by David Martín and directed by Laura Marrero and is just one of the activities the borough has hosted to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of the Bard.
With the participation of the local municipal school of music and dance (EMMA), “this work will bring a touch of modernity and a singular perspective to this theatrical classic”, says councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera.
Adeje hosts VII Theatre Meeting for people with special needs
The Adeje Cultural Centre Auditorium is hosting the seventh Theatre Meeting for special needs individuals on Thursday June 12th. The event is organised by the Adeje department for special needs care under councillor Carmen Rosa González Cabrera. More than fifty people from the Occupational Therapy Centres of Guía de Isora, Candelaria, Arona and Adeje will attend the event.
The councillor said, “it is an honour for us to be hosting this event for the seventh time, an event which is staged to emphasise the value of the creative and expressive work of the users of these centres”:
Carmen Rosa González Cabrera added that “in previous years we have seen an excellent level of participation and we see merit in continuing with the event because it is a manifestation of the relevance placed on the expressive and creative process which persons with different abilities can achieve. The event allows them to project their artistic endeavours, and chose which theatrical work and character they wish to interpret within that framework”.
The event begins at 6pm with participants from the following associations and centres – Orobal in Los Cristianos; Rosas del Guache in Arona; Arcoíris in Candelaria; Guía de Isora and the Los Olivos Occupational Centre in Adeje.
This is a pioneering initiative in the Canary Islands, and has been very well received by the Adeje public, who fill the theatre in the Adeje Cultural Centre every year. In this way too the public have shown their appreciation of the creative and interpretive work achieved by those who attend the occupational centres as well as that of the collectives working with them. Entry is free.