“¡De Pelos!” — a comic monologue about the highs and lows of being a single woman in our modern times — is in Spanish, but written and performed by French expat Hélène Demé Elzévir.
The show is a “dynamic spectacle” of 15 characters performed by one comic, all representing “with humor the absurd condition of women (and men) of today.”
Elzévir, an actress, comedian and theater director for more than 20 years, uses comedy to talk about serious issues.
Originally from the French Basque country, Elzévir studied performing arts in Paris, Germany and New York, where in 2003 she formed the company Théâtre OUF! It is dedicated to the creation of several humorous shows and critics of society, such as “Bon Appétit!?”, a bilingual show about Franco-American relations, for which she was nominated as best theater director at the Festival d’Hiver de Paris.
After living and raising her daughter here in Mérida for several years, Elzévir returned to the Basque country, and wrote a one-woman-show full of humor and emotion. In 2016, she premiered her show, “Pile Poil” and soon she was invited to more than 50 theaters.
In 2017, she presented the work at the Armando Manzanero theater in French with the support of Sedeculta.
In the 2018 premiere of “¡De Pelos!” (The Hairs!) in Spanish at the Olimpo Cultural Center, the tickets sold out.
The show returns 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, which happens to be in time for International Women’s Day. Tickets (100 pesos) available at 999-440-3323 or at Bistro Cultural (Calle 66 at 43 street, Centro), Pistache (470 Paseo de Montejo), Pastetería Pistache Cumbres, in front of the Cumbres school in Montecristo) and Café Crème (Calle 41 386-B, Centro)
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