This project was made possible with the support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as part of Repertorio’s 50th Anniversary
This performance is sponsored by New York City Council Member Mark Levine and the Cultural Immigrant Initiative
This program is supported, in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council
Based on Gabriel GarcÍa Márquez’s Novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
Adapted by Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana, Directed by Jorge Alí Triana
The story covers a few months in the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession. Reduced to penury despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the only apparent contact with the outside world comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, “Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel.” The show is performed in Spanish with English super titles.