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Venezuela to host 8th International Theater Festival


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by the El Reportero’s news services

The Venezuelan Ministry of Culture is preparing the Eighth International Theater Festival 2019, to be held from April 12 to 21 in this capital, where 30 national and eight international groups will participate.

The mayor of the Libertador municipality, of the Capital District, Erika Farías, explained in a press conference that the new edition of the appointment of the tables, called the Peace Scenario, has as a novelty the extension of the event to four states as subsedes: Zulia, Vargas , Falcón and Cojedes.

Also, the territorial leader said that the Venezuelan family can enjoy more than 400 activities, centered on five axes, with special emphasis on the community that began from April 1 with visits to 110 locations in Caracas, where the artists will exchange directly with the population.

Farías added that the activities for the children will be concentrated in the Alí Primera national park, where 20 groups will present puppet, dance, theater and circus shows. The mayor pointed out that another axis is that of theatrical halls, in which 49 companies will present their shows in 14 centers, among which the theaters Municipal, Bolívar, Nacional, Principal, Teresa Carreño, Casa del Artista, Rajatabla, Ana Julia Rojas stand out , Alameda, among others.

He added that the opening of the Festival will be in the vicinity of the Museum Square on April 12 at 7, while highlighting the participation of all State security agencies to ensure mobility and enjoyment citizen in the activities.

Farías during the statements to the press was accompanied by the Minister of Culture Ernesto Villegas, the president of the Foundation for Culture and the Arts (Fundarte), María Isabella Godoy, among other personalities.

The Curse of La Llorona

La Llorona (The Weeping Woman).  A horrifying apparition, c aught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand.  The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.  

In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.  Now her tears are eternal.  They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed.  

La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own.  As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.  

Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. 

On April 19, 2019, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s The Curse of La Llorona.