Teatro Nacional planning a fundraising evening

The nation’s cultural elite will gather Thursday at the Teatro Nacional to mark a bit early the building’s 120th year. Expats can be among the elite, too, for a $200-a-couple donation. This is a major fundraising event for the theater.

The Orquesta Filarmónica under Marvin Araya will be performing, and each couple will receive a copy of a new book titled “El Centro Nacional de la Cultura (CENAC) — De la Fábrica de Licores a la Cultura.”

The book is described as seven chapters compiled by professionals and researchers in the fields of music, song, architecture, dance, history and sociology.

There is no doubt that the Teatro Nacional is the center of the nation’s culture, and the Centro Nacional de la Cultura, the former national liquor factory, is the site of the culture ministry. The theater’s birthday is in October.

The 7 p.m. event is unique because theater performances usually are priced modestly.  An announcement said that officials were seeking the financial collaboration of those who love the theater.

Following the performance a cocktail gathering is planned, said the theater.

Theater decked out for independence day.

Theater decked out for independence day.

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