jueves, 7 de abril de 2011

Playwright Hector Quintero Died

Cuban playwright and theater director Hector Quintero died in this capital at the age of 68.

Quintero, who was born on October 1, 1942, began his career in television and radio, and then took part in the Milanes and Teatro Estudio theater groups.

He was awarded with the National Theatre Award 2004. He was a versatile artist that covered almost all genres, including music. He conquered audiences with theater works such as Contigo pan y cebolla, written when he was 20 years old.

He presented that play in Latin America and in the U.S.A, under the title "Rice and Beans".

He also wrote plays such as El Premio Flaco, which was made into a movie by Juan Carlos Cremata in 2009, Los siete pecados capitales, Mambrú se fue a la guerra, Si llueve te mojas como los demas, and Te sigo esperando.

He was considered as "the comedy writer of the Cuban teathre" by the critics.

He directed Cuban Musical Theatre for 12 years and also directed the soap opera El año que viene. The National Council for the Performing Arts (CPAE) said that "with his death the stage of the island is dressed in mourning".

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