Smiley, the romantic comedy that toured the world comes to CECUT

Enjoy this beautiful story that adapts the legend of the red thread of love

Smiley is coming to Tijuana! Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) will be the venue where this play will be performed on May 18 at 7 PM, following its successful season in Mexico City.

It should be noted that the all-star cast for this romantic comedy will consist of Sergio Velasco and Jerry Velázquez and they will play Álex and Bruno, a strange couple with a lot of differences, insecurities, and antagonistic personalities who have only one thing in common: "they are men who have fallen in love."

This play, written by Spanish playwright Guillem Cluá, will take place at the show room and tickets can be acquired at the ticket booth, CECUT shops, and online. Ticket prices are $350 pesos for balcony admissions and $500 pesos for general admission.

The success of Smiley in Mexico City

The play officially arrived in Mexico City on March 9, 2023 and thanks to the acceptance, applause, and good reception from viewers, the season was extended all the way to April 2024. It was during this end of the season when La Teatería, space that hosts some of the best plays in Mexico City, announced that Smiley would return in May 2024.

This is what some cultural media outlets in Mexico City have said about this play:

Smiley is a tender, funny, comical, and rosy play that places viewers in a current landscape where technology has made human and love relationships more complicated and vague.

Several different theater spaces and even the play's actors have spoken wonders about this story, claiming that this is a show that absolutely must be seen.

The romantic comedy that has toured the world

The theater play has had several different versions which have been performed in Madrid, Santiago de Chile, Berlin, Athens, Santiago de Puerto Rico, Naples, Montevideo, Lima, Miami, New York, Caracas, Singapore, Sao Paulo, and Mexico.

Its impact has been so great that it even reached Netflix Spain. It is very possible that this play's name reminds you of something and that is because at the end of 2022, playwright Guillem Cluá transformed this play into a series with 8 episodes.

However, it should be noted that the play produced in Mexico has not been influenced by the Netflix show. According to actor Jerry Velázquez, who will play Bruno, during an interview in "El Coto" show, director Joserra Zúñiga asked him not to see the show to prevent him from forming ideas or preconceptions about the characters so that it could be easier to develop the story from the original text.

It is also important to point out that the production did everything possible to adapt the script so that it felt Mexican.

Smiley has as a premise a Japanese legend that says that when two people are meant to be together, an invisible red thread tied to their pinky fingers unites them since the day they are born. This thread has the power to bind two people together no matter how far away or different they are. That's why there's no doubt that this play will captivate every attendant due to its humor and the romance that involves the protagonists.

That's why, if you are a fan of romantic comedies, don't miss the chance to buy your tickets for May 18. Click here and don't miss the chance to see this amazing play!

Upcoming activities in Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT)

Tijuana Design Week together with World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024 will present the "World Design Festival" and CECUT will be one of the venues where workshops and presentations by design professionals will take place.

It will take place from May 3 to May 5 through multiple conferences that will take place at Sala Federico Campbell, Sala de Video, Foro Luna, and Sala Carlos Monsiváis. Some of the panels will be:

A talk with Krzysztof Wodiczko, artist known for his large-scale projections in architectural facades, that will take place in the Video Room, CECUT, on May 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

On May 4, from 9 AM to 10 AM at the Carlos Monsiváis Room, Sandra Equihua and Jorge R. Gutiérrez, a Tijuana native couple who are designers and owners of production company Mexópolis where they combine their creative vision with commercial success, will give a talk.

And on the last day of this event, on May 5 from 11 AM to 12 PM, specialist in creative fusion, Alejandro Magallanes, a Mexico City native and member of the International Graphic Alliance, will have a presentation at the Federico Campbell room.

To learn more about the more than 30 activities that will take place during this design celebration this cultural venue, check out the following link: https://www.tijuanadesignweek.com/presentaciones

Another event that will take place in CECUT during May is the awaited Del Rock and Roll Al A-Go-Go event in Salón Tijuana. Prepare yourself to relive the golden age of music of the 1950s and 1960s with an environment full of rhythm and nostalgia. It will take place at the El Cubo hall on Friday, May 3 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Price of admission will be $200 pesos.

Don't miss any information about this and many other exciting events organized by CECUT! Learn all about them on their social media pages:

Facebook: Centro Cultural Tijuana - CECUT
Instagram: @cecut_mx
Website: cecut.gob.mx

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