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A timely play considers financial woes

Acosadostems2008Take a look at this image of Christian Ocon and Ivette Kellems.  In this photo by director Ernesto Garcia, it looks as if the two are reacting to the shocking news that the $700 billion bailout package got a big "no!" from the House of Representatives on Monday.  That's not actually what's happening in the picture -- but it is thematically related.

Ocon and Kellems are about to open in Teatro en Miami Studio's production of Los acosados (The Hounded), a one-act play by exiled Cuban playwright Matias Montes Huidobro.  In it, a husband and wife find themselves trapped by ever-escalating debt.  Garcia calls it "...a reflection about our posessions.  Are we their owners, or are they really the ones that possess us and lave us when we die?''

This too-timely play is getting a long run at Teatro en Miami Studio, 2500 SW Eighth St. -- from Oct. 3 to Nov. 22.  Performances are each Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $20.  If you don't speak or understand Spanish, you're out of luck with this one.  But Garcia and his wife Sandra plan to start presenting their shows with English supertitles as of January.  For information on Los acosados, call 305-551-7473 or visit the company's web site.  Here's a little video from the site: