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Cristina Soler: “I don’t know what else has to happen for this people, so mistreated and so trampled, to rise up”

In most cases, art tries to imitate life in paintings, songs or plays. However, the reality of life is sometimes much more cruel and imperfect than what could be exposed in any work of art, even if the author wanted it that way.

Situations as dramatic and painful as the one experienced on the island today, almost two weeks after the passage of Hurricane Fiona, are an example of this. for the actress Christina Solerwhat is being experienced in much of Puerto Rico, especially in the south, is unacceptable and should be cause for reflection for all citizens of the country.

“I don’t know what else has to happen so that this people so mistreated and so trampled, rise up and remove all these politicians who govern us from their posts”Soler said. “These are insensitive beings, who have never sweated or lost a drop of sweat due to lack of electricity, who have never been hungry, who don’t care about poverty, or childhood, or old age. These beings here do not paint anything and those who are raising the people are the people”.

In part, this painful situation that the people of Puerto Rico are going through five years after the destruction of Hurricane Maria is, to a certain extent, part of the failure of the American dream, a situation that is looked at from another point of view in the work. “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, which will be presented on September 30, and on October 1 and 2 at the René Marqués Theater Hall of the Santurce Fine Arts Center and of which Soler is one of the protagonists.

This work is unpredictable and surprising, which has a lot to do with how much we human beings deceive ourselves when reality is harsh, as well as with the corruption of the American expressed by its author, Edward Albee”, mentioned the actress, who shares the poster with Rene Monclova. “This play plays with this idea that we all have to have a high position in our professions, that we all have to have a family or a house in a good neighborhood, that goes hand in hand with what the American dream is supposed to be and what happens when you can’t complete it. What does that make you? In a flop?

In the award-winning play, Soler and Monclova play the roles of a married couple in a love-hate relationship, named Martha and George. During a turbulent night, the couple is visited at their home by a young couple (Camila Monclova Y Jonathan Cardinals), where a series of incidents and conversations will take place that will produce an emotional journey that will lead the audience to laugh out loud and, perhaps, cry along with the characters.

Even though the play is a drama, it has a lot of comedy. “How is life, where not everything is black and white, and where there are grays and other shadesSoler added.

For the veteran actress, known for her dramatic roles in the theater and her comedy characters on television, the work environment that has been achieved in the months that they have been rehearsing the play will be an element that will help the public to enjoy the staging. “Working with René is always a pleasure, because we get along very well personally and on stage. To that, we must add Camila and Jonathan, along with the director Gilberto Valenzuela, and we have made a very cool working group, where we all understand each other, “said Soler about the production of Puerto Rican Tablado with the collaboration of Producciones Girasol.

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Soler is one of the most sought-after actresses on local stages, whether for dramatic productions or comedies, something that has allowed her to remain relevant to the public. “I have been very fortunate that I have never been typecast in any genre, which is not the reality of other colleagues”Soler explained.

An example of this are the next weeks of work that Soler has on the agenda. While rehearsing for the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”also began the rehearsals of the dramatic work “Golden Pond”, which is on the agenda for the month of November. In the same way, she is also part of the cast of the “Jevas X Nights”, short theater, at the Café Teatro El Shorty, Santurce, every weekend.

Tickets for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” are available in or at the Santurce Fine Arts Center ticket office.

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