Uruguay: Don Bosco at the theatre during carnival
Texas is an Uruguayan theatrical group made up of Salesian past pupils. It started 12 years ago. During these years the theatrical company dedicated themselves to various shows and parodies in many of which the figure of Don Bosco was present.
On February 1, the group took part in a competition for the Carnival of Uruguay, putting on the comic theatrical work, "Aristophanes" in the "Ramon Collazo" Theatre of Montevideo. In this work, much space was given to the character of Don Bosco as a man who not only fought for the good of young people, but had made the young people his life's mission.
There are 47 theatrical companies taking part in the Uruguayan carnival programme this year, in the categories: folk music, reviews, parody, humour and typical dances of the white and black slaves. Texas , who t his year , are putting on the comedy Aristophanes, made their debut in this event in 2004.
The style of the group Texas is one based on the artist and on the experience the person has in a group. The work of the company is characterised by a process of professional and artistic growth that promotes joy and effort in everyday life. For them, representing Don Bosco in their theatrical works represents a fundamental aspect because «he conquered us, educated us and transformed us, giving us the strength needed to realise our dreams, no matter how difficult they might seem».
Texas will repeat " Aristophanes " on many stages of the carnival of Uruguay throughout the month of February. It is directed by Federico Pereyra and designed by Martín Perrone, and alternates scenes dedicated to Don Bosco with others inspired by the well-known film Slumdog Millionaire (2008).