Ribera Arts Review - July 22, 2017

Art Auction

Efren Gonzalez is holding an art auction, Friday, July 21, 4 p.m. on the north side of the Ajijic Plaza. For more information, call (331) 703-3942.

LLT auditions

The Lakeside Little Theatre is holding auditions for the comedy “Ripcord” by David Lindsay-Abaire Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22.

The play, directed by Collette Clavadetscher, will be presented September 29-October 8. She is looking for three women and three men.

LLT encourages anyone interested in acting to attend auditions for any of this season’s plays.  For scripts, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monologue Festival

The Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago will host the tenth Festival de Monólogos “Teatro a una Sola Voz” (Monologue Festival: Theater of a Single Voice) from July 23-29.

Although this event is mainly of interest to experienced Spanish speakers, learners of the language may also wish to try out their listening skills.

The performances are scheduled each evening at 7 p.m.  The titles of the presentations are “¿Duermen los peces?”, “Dante Gaspar, un hombre en aguas peligrosas,” “Delirio … 3:45 am,” “Conferencia sobre la lluvia,” “206 Espectáculo sonoro santanero,” “León, el bueno para nada” and “Zoológica.”

Six companies from five states (Baja California, Ciudad de México, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz and Estado de México), as well as the Compañía Nacional de Teatro, will be participating in the festival.

The Naked Stage

The female version of “The Odd Couple,” by Neil Simon, is the next production of The Naked Stage Readers’ Theatre to be presented Friday to Sunday, July 28 to 30.

The play debuted on Broadway in 1965 and spurred a film, a TV series and even a cartoon version. Finally, Simon revamped the play for the female version in 1985.

In this much-loved comedy, two polar opposite personalities become roommates, one a carefree slob, one an uptight neurotic; hilarity ensues.

The curtain goes up each day at 4 p.m. at the theater, located at Hidalgo 261 in Riberas del Pilar. Entrance is 100 pesos.


Janus Quartet

The classical Janus Quartet will perform at Haus de Musik (Constitucion 112, Ajijic) on Friday, August 4, 7 p.m.

This recently formed string quartet was started by Chris Wilshere with the mission of placing chamber music within the reach of the public. The musicians are young Mexicans with a great passion and commitment to becoming professionals.

The Janus Quartet debuted in Guadalajara’s PALCCO performance hall in August 2016 and has already been invited to attend international festivals. The players are all members of the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Zapopan.

The quartet is comprised of Diana Laguna, violin; Franicdo Vidal, violin; Luis Rincon Barrios, viola and Areli Medeles, cello.

The quartet will play Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18, and Shostacovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op.110.

Tickets cost 200 pesos and are available at Diane Pearl, as well as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (331)148-7493.

Son of Corn

The exhibit “El Hijo del Maiz” (The Son of Corn), featuring sculptures by Lazaro Luna, runs through Saturday, August 5 at Casa Luna (Ocampo 22, Ajijic).