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October 20, 21, 22 & 232016

"“Bajo Terapia” (In Therapy)

by Matías Del Federico

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

Presented at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH)

Audience Feedback

As always Gente de Teatro never disappoints and always surprises with stellar acting, unique plays and insights into every day ordinary and not so ordinary lives. KUDOS! (P.G.)

Completely unexpected ending. It was my first time attending this theater and a comedy spoken only in Spanish and I have absolutely no regrets for buying tickets to this show. The actors were very credible and it really made me feel several emotions with their stories. Excellent job! I hope to see more of it! (M.M.)

This was my first time at Match Theater and what an amazing treat. The installation is really nice and the play was incredibly witty. The actors were truly incredible and at times I forgot I was in a theater and felt more as if I were a participant in the play. So well done. Want to come back for more. Thanks and hope to see many more plays of this caliber. (A.S.)

Outstanding. Great job!

I was impressed with the production quality of the show and the large audience in attendance.

Excellent play, l liked the small cafe outdoors of Match. Easy to purchase tickets. Overall a great experience.

June & July 2016

"Lombrices" (Worms)

by Pablo Albarello

Artistic Director: Lidia Porto
Cast: Ana Ilvento Scuseria y Claudia Soroka

Presented at Ragú & Pesto Teatro Gourmet, Houston, TX

May 5, 6, 7 & 8 2016

"“Bajo Terapia” (In Therapy)

by Matías Del Federico

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

Presented at Hamman Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX

Audience Feedback

Excellent performance!!! Between laughs and surprises, time really flew by…not to mention the extraordinary performance of each of the actors and the very unexpected ending!!! I had a wonderful time!!! M.R.

Hi…excellent play! It had been quite sometime since I’d seen a performance like that! I couldn’t stop laughing! I loved it and hope you’ll perform it again! K.R.

I attended the performance on Friday, May 5, 2016. On Saturday I posted on Facebook. If you knew me personally would know that: 1) I almost never use Facebook, and 2) I almost never have time to make recommendations. However as I said, on Saturday I made a public comment on Facebook in which I recommended the play to family and friends. I have seen many plays in my life, but none as good as this. I congratulate you and may you continue with the good work. O.M.

It was fabulous! Very good actors, a sensitive issue presented in a very clever, very funny and entertaining way. I congratulate you! M.A.

Congratulations on another wonderful production. It was amazing. I.N.

To all involved I want to say that I was really moved by how much meaning was packed in this single work. I am a domestic violence counselor and I realized that you touched on such profound topics as relationship issues, issues involving children, struggles that exist in our society because of lack of information, and many other topics. But not only that, it was so enjoyable! I so enjoyed the acting and the characters. All I can say is congratulations and I would love if you performed this work again because so many people have yet to enjoy this great play. Congratulations, great cast! B.A.

It is with great pleasure that I give you such high praise for this performance. It was amazing to see the dynamic and how well you performed the piece. Every character led such different lives with nothing in common except the psychologist. Excellent performance, excellent theme, excellent work.Thank you for bringing this kind of theater to Houston. Bravo! R.K.

Gente de Teatro, Thank you for such a wonderful Mother's Day gift last Sunday! The play "Bajo Terapia" was spectacular! I really enjoyed it, I laughed, I anguished, I grew angry, I was rejuvenated! I have followed you for 20 years, and I can safely say that this has been one of the best productions you have done. I congratulate you and urge you to continue, because what you do is not just art but extremely valuable social work, in exposing the human being as it is and at the same time uniting us through Latin American culture. A big hug to everyone, and I’ll see you at the next peformance, I'll be there! F.M.M.

Truly one of the best plays I've seen in a long time. I hope you keep presenting the same caliber of talent in the future. Sincerely, E.P.

We loved the play!! Excellent actors who conveyed the topic so well, with such humor, and with such a profound message that left the public reflecting on coupledom. One way or another, the entire audience was moved by the different characters’ cases. Huge congratulations! F. and O.

My boyfriend and I took my parents out to the show Sunday and they absolutely loved it. The fact is that we don't have a lot of theater in Spanish here- and I was so glad they truly enjoyed the show and were able to have a great time without the language barrier! Thank you for that! I.

I was at the première, and the performance was sensational: the play was extraordinary and the actors were divine. It is a clear example that with little means and a lot of hard work you can get more than outstanding results. Congratulations! I went with my husband and we both left absolutely charmed. What a wonderful time we had! All our encouragement and support so that Gente de Teatro may continue to do great work. Regards,M.P.S.R.

Excellent play! I took my mom for Mother’s Day (May 8) and it was the greatest gift. She loved it, and we can’t wait for your next performance. V.S.

Definitely a very dynamic, fun, and very socially conscious work. The touch of humor delivered with such real, everyday issues made ​​the two-hour performance extremely entertaining. I enjoyed the play with friends and left the theater recommending it highly. I can only thank and congratulate you for your time and dedication to your work. Wishing you lots of success and hope to see you soon. Regards, V.

Excellent!!! I went with my husband who is a psychiatrist and he found the play very well done and the relationship issues well presented. I congratulate you and hope we can see many more works like this. L.F.

Hello! We are delighted to have attended! Baja Terapia is the best work you have performed, really very entertaining and the acting was outstanding. N.N. and P.N.

I greatly enjoyed the theatrical production "Bajo Terapia". I had never attended a play that was entirely in Spanish with English surtitles. Although I grew up with the language as a child, I found the surtitles helpful at times when I didn't recognize some slang terminology. The production was both amusing and dramatic. I would highly recommend it to my friends! I.S.

My wife and I attended for the first time and really loved the performance. The venue (Rice) is perfect for us and we look forward to attending regularly. P.W.

February 19, 20 & 21 2016

"Lombrices" (Worms)

by Pablo Albarello

Artistic Director: Lidia Porto
Cast: Ana Ilvento Scuseria y Claudia Soroka

Presented at Macha Theatre - Mujeres (Women), Advancing, Culture, History & Art - West Hollywood, CA

September 17, 18, 19 & 20 2015

"Cocinando con Elisa" (Cooking with Elisa)

by Lucía Laragione

Artistic Director: Marcela Salas
Assistant Director: Carmen Falla Aramayo

Cast: Ana Ilvento Scuseria & Claudia Soroka

Presented at Jones Hall, University of St Thomas, Houston, TX

Audience Feedback

Since we do not speak Spanish, we relied on the translation, which was wonderfully placed, legible and extremely helpful.  The set, the acting, the auditorium were all perfect.  Thank you for a wonderful evening.  W.K.

CONGRATULATIONS! Excellent work, as always impeccable, from the set, costumes, music, to the direction, this is the work of a brilliant team, and the acting is super! We went to dinner afterward and we continued to find significance in Nicole’s cruel, perverse argument (I definitely don’t want to take a cooking class) and Elisa’s innocence and tenderness . A. F.

I really liked this play, and I left with a lot to think about. Wow! A play that makes you think and want to change for the better! M.C.

Hello, my beloved Gente de Teatro! Thank you for all that you do! Thank you for providing us good theater! The plot was superb, but the prize goes to Ana and Claudia, whose outstanding performance truly made us think, feel, and reflect. Congratulations and again thanks for your time and dedication to this wonderful art. P.C.

May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 y 10 2015

"Chúmbale" (Keep Barking!)

by Oscar Viale

Artistic Director: Marcela Salas
Assistant Director: Carmen Falla Aramayo

Cast: Carolina Cutrera, Esteban Gago, Ana Ilvento Scuseria, Ramiro Salas, Claudia Soroka, Jorge Zambra

Presented at Hamman Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX

Audience Feedback

Extremely good!!! J.C.L.

The actors are very good and the pyre was very funny, but we did not understand the work as it wasn’t universal—a little Argentinian history would have helped. Kind regards, B.T.L.

I really liked “Chúmbale”, and truly I love your group. The cast is very good and professional. Congratulations. M.R.

I attended two Sundays ago and had a marvelous time. I thoroughly enjoyed the play and am looking forward to your next performance. A.D.

It was fun. The actors were fabulous. I can't wait until the next play! R.S.

We loved the show. You are all so amazingly talented, & have such passion for the theatre. Keep up the great work! I.N.

Totally fantastic! Good luck with everything! J.N.

We loved this play as much as all the others. The effort and the work you put in to show the public a little bit of “us” is magnificent. Keep going and congratulations!!!! G.F.

A pleasure!! Thank you to all of your for your work and dedication that we enjoy with each performance! Until next time, J.A.N.

We enjoyed it immensely…Thanks! T.R.

Wonderful! Congratulations all!!! O.O.A.

We loved the play. The script is terrific. The performers were fantastic. A first-rate performance. We hope to see your upcoming shows . L.P & J.P.

After three failed attempts to attend your past performances, my calendar freed up this time and last Sunday I very much enjoyed “Chúmbale". I write theater and I always enjoy watching or reading theater. The biggest thrill was when I went to my car with my wife in the parking lot and saw Esteban Gago take out a banner from one of the walls in the back of the theater . He’s not only a talented actor but helps with the props. We could see the true spirit of independent theater. Congratulations on your performance and your dedication, and from now on my personal calendar will work around your next performance in September. Bravo !! Congratulations !! We are fervent supporters of Gente de Teatro. Actually we never miss a performance and we had a great time. Continue your success, we’ll see you soon, thanks. Affectionately, R. P. & O.P.

October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 262014

“Almas Gemelas” (Soulmates)

by Eduardo Rovner

Artistic Director: Marcela Salas
Assistant Director: Carmen Falla Aramayo

Cast: Sergio Amsel, Esteban Gago, Ana Ilvento Scuseria & Claudia Soroka

Presented at Jones Hall, University of St Thomas & Printing Museum, Houston, TX

Audience Feedback

I couldn’t stop congratulating everyone involved in this wonderful play! Thank you, thank you for making us laugh so much!! You are wonderful!!!! Thank you for your time, your dedication, and for this beautiful production. Congratulations! (M.P.C.)

We saw the play last night with friends. You and the guys did a spectacular job. Big hug for the four of you. (G.D.)

You can not imagine how much fun I have at your performances! Thank you for your dedication, for giving us your talent, and for showing us such a good time. Keep representing the Hispanic community in Houston at such a high quality! (A.G.)

I really liked the comedy, I found the acting to be excellent and the humor refined. Congratulations to the group, all are very good actors and give us something that nourishes the soul. Regards. (Z.H.)

The performance last Saturday was excelent!!! Congratulations!!!! (J.J.)

Congratulations! (D.D.)

My mother was super pleased with the play. She arrived from Spain last Wednesday and is extremely happy that after just a few days she’s has already had so much fun watching your performance. My colleague was happy to be with her at such a great event. Both have told me they have laughed a lot. Congratulations again ( L.T. )

I wanted to congratulate you and all the cast and production crew for the performance of "Almas Gemelas." I did attend on Oct. 17. Also, congrats on the turnout. That was a large number of people in attendance, obviously you got the word out (A.A.)

The play was brilliant! (T.R.)

Excelent!!!! (M.B.)

I’m so glad this was another great success for Gente de Teatro! Congratulations! (A.R.L.)

Congratulations on another success in Gente de Teatro’s long career. As always, you were excellent!!! Congratulations to everyone involved in GdT (J.S.)

You are a great group!!! You deserve all the success in the world!! (J.J.M.A.)

Congratulations!!! (R.G.)

Gente de Teatro’s best play! (R.S.)

May 1, 2, 3 & 42014

"La Nona"

by Roberto Cossa

Artistic Director: Marcela Salas
Assistant Director: Carmen Falla Aramayo

Cast: Sergio Amsel, Carolina Cutrera, Luis Alfonso Duluc, Esteban Gago, Ana Ilvento Scuseria, Dora Lloret & Claudia Soroka

Presented at Hamman Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX

Audience Feedback

Excellent work! Super actors for a super play. I saw it twice, and would see it again! F.G.

What a great time we had last night sharing the art of theater! Bravo, bravissimo! To the entire marvelous group who brought this play to life. You are all incredibly astonishing, and we know how hard you work to have such a spectacular result. Genius! Congratulations for the incredible effort you make to make the art accessible to us, the spectators. S.G.

Hello! I am an Argentine actress. I have acted in Argentina since 1998 and in Italy the past 12 years. I saw La Nona on Sunday and enjoyed it terribly. Thank you and congratulations! C.N.

Thank you for offering up such an enjoyable evening last night. Excellent acting; congratulations to everyone and I wish you much success! B.G.

Trevor and I thoroughly enjoyed “La Nona” yesterday. You all did a marvelous job. Much thanks to you and Gente de Teatro for all you do to provide such wonderful entertainment for us all. Hugs, K.R.

I went to see La Nona yesterday with friends. You were amazing! My friends thoroughly enjoyed it. We’re in for the next one! I. G.

I congratulate you for last night! A.W.

Fabulous! Congratulations! I laughed a lot. M.K.

I loved La Nona. Congratulations and thank you so much for putting on such an excellent play. P.D. & L.S.C

Congratulations! A delicious display! M.E.

Congratulations to the entire cast of La Nona; an excellent show, and as always, very good acting. A.L.

Once again, you have made us laugh, think and reflect! Impeccable acting! You have made the Argentine community in Houston proud. Please continue on because it is worth the effort and the dedication. La mejor de la banderas es la Cultural!!!!! Hicieron patria!!!! M.F.R.

Congratulations for last night’s show, to the entire cast. R.C. & C.C.

Congratulations to all the actors and to Marcela Salas for her great directing! B.F.

I loved the play! C.G.

Beautiful play. Congratulations to the entire team for the acting. The scenery, the voices, the lighting, the sounds were all wonderful. I loved how the personalities were represented. Thank you! L.T.

We loved the play. We’re hungry! My husband and I want to know if La Nona was really eating. It appeared so! That’s incredible! G.G.

May 2, 3, 4 & 52013

"Fuga" (Escape)

by Jordi Galcerán

Artistic Director: Marcela Salas
Assistant Director: Carmen Falla Aramayo

Cast: Sergio Amsel, Esteban Gago, Ana Ilvento Scuseria, Claudia Soroka & Jorge Zambra

Photos by Sergio Soroka

Presented at Hamman Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX

Audience Feedback

It was a fascinating experience. I know what it’s like to be on stage, which is why I humbly admire and respect your work. Congratulations! It was an exquisite and enriching evening. M.E.

Dear Gente de Teatro: You have done it once again. The scenery and the excellent music, and the actors gave it their all. It was a pleasure watching the show. Z.L.

You were all exceptional! Thanks! T.R.

Thank you for existing! M.E.

Excellent show! Bravo! For everything: the acting, the comedy, the scenery, wardrobe, hairstyles. All brilliant! And this also includes comments that I heard from others. A. F.

Congratulations on such a beautiful show! E.N.

It was a pleasure helping you and watching the show. You were brilliant. L.S.

I loved the show. Congratulations! R.G.

We loved the show. M.F.

Wonderful job by all on Friday night. Congratulations to the five actors. Congratulations to Marcela, also. G.D.

The production and the acting were truly marvelous! Congratulations! P.G.

We loved the show. Very well acted and quite fun! M.G.

Sept. 6, 7 & 82012

"Dias contados" (On Borrowed Time)

by Oscar Martínez

Life slips by; our days are numbered. Irony is the central pillar of this moving story told by Ana, herself a famous playwright. Días contados (Borrowed Time) is a play within a play, and there is no respite for either the protagonists or the public. Ana endows the account of her days with a humor both caustic and exquisite, and she shares this exercise in attempting to understand life with some rather riveting characters: a dynamic, incisive mother, an inflexible psychiatrist brother and an ex-husband fond of delivering "big" news.


Artistic Director: Marcela Salas
Assistant Director: Carmen Falla Aramayo
Cast: Sergio Amsel, Esteban Gago, Ana Ilvento Scuseria & Claudia Soroka.


Photos by Andrea Civelli

Presented at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Audience Feedback

"Universality and Ingenuity in Días Contados" (by Ana C. Gutiérrez for www.VisitaHoustonTexas.com)

Congratulations! I agree with the person who wrote the article (Universality and Ingenuity in Días Contados). - G.M.

Very good! I also agree with the journalist. Congratulations to the four of you! I admire both the spirit and heart that you put into it! - S.C.

I totally agree; wonderful and well-deserved article! - B.B.S.

Congratulations to the superb artists. I have no words! Incredible! - S.G.

I took my husband and my two teens. We all loved it. Can't wait for the next production. Bravo! - M.F.CH.

Super satisfied; excellent performance. You’ll die laughing from all the neuroticism at once. - C.C.

The “borrowed time” was wonderful! - S.K.G.

Excellent play! Congratulations. Also terrific job on the subtitles. - H.P.D.

Wonderful play and acting! Thank you for the dedication you put into sharing the plays with us. Saturday’s performance was very emotional. - B.B.S.

Great job by everyone! - J.S.

Congratulations on “Días Contados.” I enjoyed it very much… - C.L.L.

Congratulations and regards to everyone. - M.A.V.

You are very talented. I laughed out loud. Congratulations! - A.G.

Excellent show. Very well done; entertaining and interesting. You were all excellent in your roles. - H.C.

Excellent! The English translation allowed us to enjoy it. - S.M.

Congratulations again for “Dias Contados.” - R.C.

Congratulations to all four of you. I loved the play, but the performances were splendid. We all loved it. Continued success! - M.E.P.