Text and Direction: Jorge Hugo Marín.
Assistant director: Juan Pablo Acosta.
Cast: Juanita Cetina, Ella Becerra, Carmenza Cossio, Angélica Prieto, Daniel Diaza, Rodolfo Silva, Fernando de la Pava, Miguel González.
AS YOU WANT ME TO LOVE YOU, I rehearse to go from girl to woman.
Continuing its search on family issues and investigating the traditional festivals of the Latin American family, La Maldita Vanidad proposes this work of black humor, written and directed by Jorge Hugo Marín, starting from the celebration of the fifteen years of women in Colombia.
Used as a ritual of social initiation where the new woman of the family is presented and trying to imitate the dances of the English and French society of the 19th century, this work is built from the Colombian environment of drug trafficking, a phenomenon that society went through, installing itself as a possibility of progress and power among families with limited and medium resources.
This party is used by parents, not only as the possibility of presenting their daughter in her new stage as a young adult, but also as a symbol of power and economic capacity within a social circle. In this story, that social circle is clouded by a context of violence, which ends up disguised by the holiday.
Synopsis ¨How do you want me to want you¨
Continuing with their survey around family subjects and researching on traditional celebrations of Colombian families, La Maldita Vanidad proposes this dark-humorous piece –written and directed by Jorge Hugo Marín– based on the fifteenth birthday party celebration that Colombian women and families perform.
Employing this celebration as a social initiation ritual, in which these new women are displayed –while trying to copy British and French classical balls from the 19th century– the piece is built within the context of drug trafficking in Colombia, a transversal issue that crossed society and became a real possibility of progress and power amongst families with low incomes.
Such a party is used by parents not only as a chance to introduce their daughters into a new stage of young adult, but also as a symbol of power and economic fluency in front of their social circle. But in this story, that social circle is tarnished by a violent context that has always been disguised behind the festivities.