Gente de Teatro: ”Most Improved Theater Company”

BroadwayWorld, one of North America’s leading publications about theatre, sponsors regional theatre awards annually to reward excellence in local theatre. We are proud to share that Gente de Teatro has been nominated for ”Most Improved Theater Company” in the 2017 Houston Region Awards..

Gente de Teatro has received The Bridge Award (Premio Puente)

On February 1, GdT was recognized with an award of excellence for service and its commitment to Latina/o artists and programs that speak to the Latina/o experience (Sin Muros Latina/o Theatre Festival, Stages Repertory)

Next Performance



de Jordi Galcerán

Directed by: Marcela Salas

May 3, 4 & 5, 2018, 7:30pm
May 6, 2018, 3.30pm

English surtitles available on Friday 5/4 & Saturday 5/5

Hamman Hall, Rice University

Rice Boulevard, Entrances 20 & 21
Campus Map (Building 24)


Please, print your ticket to avoid visiting the Registration Table

Information: 713-826-0445 * 713-410-8370


May 3, 7:30pm & May 6, 3:30pm
General Admission: $22
Students with ID: $16

May 4 & May 5, 7:30pm (English Surtitles)
General Admission: $27
PROMOTION: $25 * March 13 through April 13, 2018 (Online or by calling 713-410-8370 to purchase tickets with discount)
CAH Members & Seniors (65+) with ID: $22
Students with ID: $16
Group Discount 6+: $22 each

If you have purchased your ticket online and you did not print your ticket, please visit the Registration Table 15 minutes prior to the performance. The house is general seating.
You can also send a check to: Gente de Teatro, P.O. Box 56671, Houston, TX 77256 (Postmarked by April 23, 2018).
Please list day of performance, ticket categories, email & phone number.
The Box office opens 45 minutes before showtime on performance days. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Cards are accepted.
Deadline to request reimbursement for cancellations: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

About the play

Jordi Galcerán brings his play about the impact of fate, individual decisions and the influence of others. Every year without fail, two couples, intimate friends, spend their vacation in a remote location. However, what had always been a perfect scene turns into an intricate and provoking puzzle, drawing a thin line between fantasy and reality. In Cancún, everything seems possible, and the frustrations of every day become entangled with the dreams of what could have been.

Once again, Galcerán, the author of the widely successful The Grönholm Method (2003), seduces his audience with a fast-paced and ingenious challenge, a plot full of surprises. In Galcerán’s own words, Cancún “is a popular, sophisticated comedy blending humor and reflection while eliciting both laughter and emotion.”

Directed by: Marcela Salas
Cast: Sergio Amsel, Esteban Gago, Ana Ilvento Scuseria & Claudia Soroka

* This production is not suitable for children.

Playwright: Jordi Galcerán

Jordi Galcerán (Barcelona, 1964) studied Catalan Philology at the University of Barcelona. He started writing plays in 1988, directing some of them himself in amateur venues. In 1995, for the first time, he decided to submit his two most recent scripts to play competitions. PARAULES ENCADENADES (WORD PLAY) (1995) won the 20th Born Theatre Award (organized by the Artistic Circle of Ciutadella, Menorca) and the Serra d’Or Critics Award for Theatre in 1997. DAKOTA (DAKOTA) was awarded the Ignasi Iglésias Award in 1995 by the Institut del Teatre of the Diputació de Barcelona. He has also premiered SURF (1990), FUITA (1994), GAUDI (2002), PARADIS (2000), THE GRÖNHOLM METHOD (2003), CARVIVAL (2006), CANCUN (2008), BURUNDANGA (2011) and CREDIT (2013). THE GRÖNHOLM METHOD is his most recognized international success, with productions in over 60 countries. Jordi has translated and adapted more than twenty plays, and in addition to theater work, he has worked as a writer for several television series and has written eight feature films.

Television: Dramatic adaptation and screenplay for Secrets of the Family (story by Merce Roca), televised in Catalunya 1995. Story and screenplay of the series Ivern for television 1996-2001 (Published in the Editorial Empu?ries, Barcelona 2002). Author of the play Despues de la lluvia, Studio 1 of TVE, 2000. Author of Despres de la pluja, TVmovie from Augsti Villaronga for DiagonalTV (2007). Story and screenwriter for the series Sin identitdad (Atresmedia y DiagonalTV, 2014) (Chapters 1 and 5).

Film: Co-screenwriter, with Ventura Pons, for the movie Caricies, based on his own play. Directed by Ventura Pons. Morir (o no), from Ventura Pons, based on his play Morir. Forasters (Forasteros), from Ventura Pons, based on his own play. Screenwriter for the movie Eva, for Escandalo films and Paramount Pictures, written con Cristina Clemente, Marti Roca and Aintza Serra (2011), nominated for the Gaudi and Goya Awards. Co-screenwriter, together with Lluis Minarro, of Stella Cadente, from Lluis Minarro, nominated for a Gaudi Award.

The Marqués de Bradomín Award, 1986, for the play Calidoscopios...
The Granollers City Award, 1987, for Dins la seva memòria.
The National Ignasi Iglésias Award, 1987, for Elsa Schneider.
The Critics Award for Best Direction, 1991, for Desig.
The Critical Eye Award from RNE, 1992.?The National Award of Dramatic Literature of Catalonia 1993-95, for Després de la pluja.
The “Serra d’Or” Critics Award, 1994, for Després de la pluja.
The Borne de Teatro Award 1994, for Morir.
The Ercilla de Teatro Award for “Best Theatrical Work,” 1996.
The Butaca Award for best direction, 1996, for L ’hostalera.
The National Dramatic Literature of Spanish Culture Award, 1996, for Morir.?
The Meliá Park Award for best dramatic play, 1997, for Después de la lluvia.?
The “Els millors de 1997” of Tarragona Award for best theatrical direction, for L’avar”, d e Molière.
The “Molière 1999” Award for best comedy of the season for Après la pluie ( Después de la lluvia) in the production of Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse de París (1998-99).
The National Catalonian Theater Award, 2000 for best direction of L’estiueig, by Carlo Goldoni (TNC, 1999)
Critics Award for best theatrical montage,“Serra d’Or” 2002, for La dona incompleta.?
The Max de las Artes Escénicas 2002 Award for international projection for Después de la lluvia.?
Barcelona’s Performing Arts Award, 2003 for the direction and writing of Dissabte, diumenge i dilluns de Eduardo de Filippo (TNC, 2002).
The Butaca Award 2003 for best direction and best theatrical montage for Dissabte, diumenge i dilluns de Eduardo de Filippo (TNC, 2002).
“Teatre BCN” Award, 2003 for best direction of the season for Primera Plana ( TNC, 2003).
The “Els millors de 2003” of Tarragona Award for best theatrical direction for L’habitació del nen, de Benet i Jornet.
The “Teatre BCN” Award for best theatrical direction of the season 2004-2005 for “El mètode Grönholm”.
The Butaca Award 2005 for best script and best performance for “Forasters”.
The Butaca Award 2009 for best theatrical montage of the season for “El Ball”.
The Butaca Award 2011 for best theatrical montage for “Agost”. Nominated for a Gaudí 2012 for best original screenplay for Eva.
Nominated for Goya 2012 for best original screenplay for Eva.
Nominated for Gaudí 2015 for best screenplay for Stella Cadente.


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Hamman Hall, Rice University: Seating

The house is general seating. It is advised to arrive to the theater 20 minutes prior to the performance.

English Surtitles: Suggested Seating
Please follow the suggested seating recommendations posted at the Hall entrance.

Hamman Hall Seating Chart (PDF)

Hamman Hall: Late Seating

Re-entry to the theatre during the performance is at the discretion of the House Manager. If you do arrive after the performance begins, the House Manager will identify an available seat for you.


No photography will be permitted during the performance.

Children at the theatre

This production is not suitable for children. Children ages 5 and younger are not permitted at any time to attend Gente de Teatro productions.

Hamman Hall: Parking

Hamman Hall, Rice University
Rice Blvd., Entrances 20 or 21 - Houston, TX 77005
Campus Map (PDF)
Map (Building 24)

Gente de Teatro patrons coming to HAMMAN HALL may park in the North Visitors Lot (Entrance 20 or 21) or the North Annex Lot (Entrance 20), using a credit card. Parking between 6:30pm-8pm in these lots will be charged at a discounted rate of $7 and gates will be up at 8:45pm.

Visitors paying with cash only should park at the Central Campus Garage, at the regular rate.
At no time can anyone park on Campanile Road, nor in the Mudd cul-de-sac, for longer than 15 minutes.

Entrance 21 is the closest access to Hamman Hall. When you park at North Visitors Lot, you face the back of Hamman Hall building on Campanile Rd. Look for Gente de Teatro’s signs and walk to the front entrance of the building.

Parking is also available in Greenbriar Lot, west of the stadium, with entry at entrances 13A off of Greenbriar Dr., and 16 off on Rice Blvd. If you park at Greenbriar lot you can walk towards Hamman Hall. It is an approximately 15-minute walk.

North Lot & North Annex Lot (BY CREDIT CARD ONLY).
Machines at the entrance gates will instruct the driver to insert a credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover). When exiting after the event, the gates will be open with the arms up. The credit card will be charged $7 – a discounted rate.

Central Campus Garage (BY CASH or CREDIT CARD):
($1 per $10, $12 daily maximum)– not a discounted rate

At the garage entrance, the driver pulls an entry ticket from the machine or uses his credit card to open the gate. If the visitor pulled a ticket, he or she will carry the entry ticket with them when they exit the car. When ready to leave, the visitor stops at the "pay-on-foot" machine near the elevators. As instructed by the machine, the visitor inserts the ticket into the machine and is shown the amount owed. The visitor may then pay with cash (coins or paper currency) or credit card (if paying with credit card, it can be done directly at the exit gate). The machine issues an exit ticket. The visitor then drives to the exit gate, inserts the exit ticket, and the gate opens. To print a receipt, the visitor can push the button next to the word "Receipt" on the pay-on-foot machines.

Greenbriar Lot (CREDIT CARD ONLY): $2 per entry per day

More information about parking may be obtained from the Parking office website or by calling 713-348-2020 / 713-348-2023.

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