After the rerun, this Thursday at the Cuyás Theater and with a cameo by the artist Pepe Dámaso, from ‘César Manrique, the musical’, the Devil of Timanfaya reminds humanity: “Life is a unique spectacle and sometimes man is not aware of it.”
“He thinks he will live 2,000 years, but life is short, very short, very short, and we have to take advantage of it”, warns in a video the friendly demon, symbol of Lanzarote thanks to its most universal artist, before inviting the public to enjoy “as much as I” of this great show with which Clapso and Mestisay remember, until Sunday at the Teatro del Cabildo, in the Viera and Clavijo street from the capital of Gran Canaria, to the great César Manrique.
The musical, which is co-produced by the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council and the César Manrique Foundation, premiered in 2019 coinciding with the first centenary of the birth of the brilliant and versatile artist from Lanzarote.
‘César Manrique, the musical’ It is directed by Israel Reyes from an original idea by Manuel González, and brings together dozens of performers on stage, including actors, actresses, musicians, dancers and singers, including Mingo Ruano, in the role of César, and the popular Olga Cerpa and Luis Morera (the musical direction is in charge of Germán G. Arias).
To the naughty and hedonistic Diablo de Timanfaya, the same one who advises viewers to enjoy the show and life with the vitalism of César and his work, is played by Víctor Formoso, an actor from Gran Canaria with great projection and experience on stage, while Maykol Hernández gives life to whoever was Mayor of Arrecife and president of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, Pepín Ramírez, considered Manrique’s great collaborator and under whose mandates such emblematic projects for his island materialized as the Cueva de Los Verdes, the Jameos del Agua, the Monument to the Peasant or the Mirador from the river.
The remaining five performances of the musical will take place on Friday and Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., and on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. At prices ranging between 15 and 25 euros, the last tickets are on sale through the usual channels available to the Foundation for the Performing Arts and Music of Gran Canaria, which manages the Cuyás: the box office of the theater and its website www.teatrocuyas.com.