COLOMBIA: Viva la Llbertad!

To honor Simon Bolivar, Bogota's Teatro Colon scheduled a new French play about El Libertador's fight for freedom, entitled Montserrat. The Ministry of Education gave its blessing; President Laure-ano Gomez himself went to the opening-night performance.

Montserrat, which enjoyed a brief Broadway run last year in an English adaptation by Lillian Hellman, hammers hard against the brutal Spanish tyranny that Bolivar battled to overthrow. (Sample: "You live under the domination of men who are ferocious and pitiless. Do you have no pride? Do you not want to rebel against assassins?") Members of...

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