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Art instructors, grouped together in the José Martí Brigade, are adding their talent to the important socio-cultural event known as the Theater Crusade, that goes through the hills of the Cuban Eastern region in tribute to the 157th anniversary of the birth of the Apostle.

The work of the famous project of the Guantanamo staging arts and the inclusion of the already mentioned promoters, from their own communities, increases the reanimation work that takes place in mountain regions from that region of the island to a climax.

Many of these instructors, among them Yoendris Almenares, say that in the development of their vocation there was a strong influence of the impact caused by the Crusade, which for twenty years has been taking the best part of the stages to rural geography.

The winner of the 1999 National Community Culture Award, this imitative welcomes the Guantanamo theater groups Guiñol, Campanario and Teatro de Río and groups from other regions of the country and foreigners, motivated to be part of the experience.

Every year the entertaining troop goes through almost 400 kilometers for almost a month to offer more than 200 performances in 150 far away places from the municipalities of Guantánamo, Yateras, San Antonio del Sur, Imías, Baracoa and Maisí.

In this twentieth edition of the tour, that began last week, there will be several plays for children premiered, such as Los amigos de Narciso a version of the short story El gallo de bodas, by Herminio Almendros- in cage of the Guiñol Theater from the province.

For the adults, the groups Ríos and Campanario, will also take new staging, among them Ciento veinte monedas and Siempre se olvida algo, this one by writer Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979), considered to be the greatest play writer of the 20th century in our country.

Together wit the artists from Guantanamo the country stage will be shared by the national groups Guerrilla de teatreros, from Granma, Teatro de los Elementos, from Cienfuegos and the foreigners Teatro de la luna and Nuestra gente, both of them from Colombia.

Source: AIN and Cubarte

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