Notas que saben a olvido (Forgetting) by Araceli Mariel Arreche returns to Miami after its successful U.S. premiere at the 32nd International Hispanic Theatre Festival last July.

This time it will be staged at the On.Stage Black Box Theatre at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. February 1-4 for four performances only.

Directed by Teatro Avante founder and longtime Key Biscayne resident Mario Ernesto Sánchez, the cast features Alina Interián (Anita), Gerardo Riverón (Saverio /Carlos), Yani Martín (Martina), Julio Rodríguez (Nurse/Juan) and Edna Schwab (María/Raquel).

The production team includes Beatriz J. Rizk (dramaturge and literary consultant), Mike Porcel (original music and sound effects), Pedro Balmaseda and Jorge Noa (set, costumes and props), Ernesto Padilla (lighting and technical director), Adriana Carbonell (hair and makeup and assistant director), Karina Gilbert (supertitles translator), Leiter Padilla (sound and video operator), Nobarte.com and Julio Rodríguez (costume tailoring), Gabriel Cutiño (video), Asela Torres (photography) and Lexy Perera (supertitles operator).

Notas que saben a olvido will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling the box office at 305-547-5414.

Discounts are available for senior citizens, students, groups and the special needs community. Free parking is available.

The opening performance on Thursday, February 1, at 8:30 p.m. will begin with a reception at 7 p.m. sponsored by Bacardí.

Making use of theater’s power to communicate and acknowledging the need to know more about this cognitive disorder, the play explores the complex situation of those who live with Alzheimer’s Syndrome. It provides the opportunity to reflect on – and so reinforce and refresh – the relationship between those who suffer from the devastating disease and their day-to-day environment.

Arreche studied at the University of Buenos Aires and teaches film and theater at the institution’s Facultad de Filosofía y Letras and Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño Urbano, in the Drama Department of the Escuela Nacional de Artes, at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín and at the Escuela Metropolitana de Arte Dramático. She is completing a doctorate in film theory.

Sánchez, the founder and producing artistic director of Teatro Avante and the acclaimed International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami, received the Distinguished Career Award from the Florida Theatre Conference for his contribution to the development of theatre in South Florida. An accomplished actor, director, producer and playwright, he has performed leading roles in many theatre productions and regularly works in film and television. His productions have represented the United States at international theatre festivals in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Venezuela, and in the United States.

Founded in 1979, Teatro Avante is a nonprofit, tax-exempt cultural organization whose main goal is the preservation of our Hispanic cultural heritage.

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