‘Travolta’s girlfriends’ began their tour of Colombia

‘Travolta’s girlfriends’ began their tour of Colombia
‘Travolta’s girlfriends’ began their tour of Colombia

Travolta’s Girlfriends, a play

Four women in their fifties, friends from adolescence, get together to celebrate the five decades of life of one of them; As the minutes pass, the meeting, in addition to a celebration, becomes an opportunity to review their lives, their choices and how they have adapted to the changes over the years.

In the midst of anecdotes and stories, laughter and tears, hugs and the occasional confrontation, they recount the most notable moments of their lives, from their school days, when they forged the ties that bring them together now, through their divorces, their marriages, their loves, families and dreams, realized or not, each one tells their own story and the way they have faced the changes and challenges they have encountered on their path to maturity.

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This work, written by the Uruguayan Andrés Tulipano, is an obvious exercise in nostalgia for the 80s, in which Pili, Estela, Lucía and Gaby tell each other anecdotes, share sorrows, drink wine and sing the songs that were fashionable in their home. adolescence, especially those that remind them of their youth idol, John Travolta.

Katherine Vélez, Marcela Gallego, Marcela Carvajal, Alexandra Restrepo and Luz Estrada, will be on tour in 10 cities

The play, which in Uruguay also became a successful television series, has been versioned in different Latin American countries, such as Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Panama, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, and even the United States. and Portugal.

For Colombia it was adapted by Wilson León García and is performed by Katherine Velez, Luz Estrada, Marcela Gallego and Alexandra Restrepo. “One of the main differences with what has been done elsewhere is the level of the actresses,” the director said in an interview with Unisabana Medios. I really invite you to go see it, so that you can see the quality of the actresses that Colombia has. Each production, in its productions, has a number of actresses at their levels, but the Colombian is so close, he is so recognized in his profession that the public loves them very much, so that makes it a different experience.

In addition to entertaining and connecting the public with their younger years, ‘Travolta’s Girlfriends’ Take the opportunity to reflect on the passage of time and the importance of living each stage of existence to the fullest.

“It is an invitation to be optimistic, despite the bad streaks and bad times, no matter how old you are – explains Katherine Vélez, who plays Gabriela -, because different ages have different problems with different meanings; Also, it is a comedy that invites fraternity and trust between friends.”

For her part, Marcela Gallego, who personifies Pili, referred to the so-called crisis of 50, which is another of the themes of the work. “I believe that one can have crises at any age in life. I am 53 years old and it is a very cool age, where one has lived and knows more things and, of course, other situations become easier.”

‘Travolta’s Girlfriends’ It was presented for three months in Bogotá, completing 40 performances and exceeding 18 thousand spectators during its first season; Now, she begins a national tour, starting this Friday, May 24, which will take her to 10 cities: Bucaramanga, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cali, Medellín, Santa Marta, Sincelejo, Montería, Pereira and Popayán

In the capital of Santander, the piece will be presented at the Luis A Calvo Theater of the UIS on May 24 and 25; On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, it will be at the theater of the Universidad del Atlántico, in Barranquilla; the Adolfo Mejía theater in Cartagena will receive the work on June 6 and 7, and the Jorge Isaacs theater in Cali, on June 14 and 15; Finally, in this first stage, it will be presented on June 20 and 21 at the Pablo Tobón Uribe theater in Medellín.

Later, the dates and venues for the presentations in Santa Marta, Sincelejo, Montería, Pereira and Popayán will be confirmed.

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