Organized by the Department of Languages, La Feria was a two-day event held on 23rd and 24rth of April. It was a thrilling show of Spanish culture with a variety of events ranging from short plays to Spanish games and literature. The event was quite an enthralling success with the Carnaval as the finishing act.
‘It’s All Cursed Up in Here’ Short-Play
Performed by the MIT Languages Club, It’s All Cursed Up In Here was a play that took place at
the MIT Library Auditorium on the 23rd of April, from 6.30 pm onwards, and was a part of the
two-day fest, La Feria.
The play began with a girl having to face the heart-shattering news of her father’s alleged
demise at sea. Refusing to believe her fate, the story follows along with her as she set out to try
to find her father’s ship. Along the course of the play, we come across different Spanish legends and myths, from the Mexican folklore of the Weeping Woman, La Llorona, a vengeful spirit that wanders the waterfront areas, mourning the death of her children whom she drowned, to the ghosts of pirates that died at sea, happily dancing and partying on a ship that sails across the ocean, all while watching her slowly come to terms with reality as it is.
Attributing to the suspenseful and riveting plot along with the quality acting and engaging
characters, the production was truly enjoyable to watch till the very end. The audience seemed
to be at the edge of their seats throughout and could identify with the plight of the characters on stage. The play was the Languages Club’s first-ever, and an outstanding success.
Cinemania Film Screening
The organizers wore beaming smiles on their faces as students from various colleges visited the stalls. On the many tables set up by them were myriad varieties of trademark Spanish style masks. A few with the ribbons arising from both ends, a few with a grey and black combination giving a mysterious feel and a few simple yet bold black ones.
The visitors were free to choose any one of those and sport the Carnaval look for the wonderful evening that was in store. As the evening progressed footfall increased in these stalls and Spanish music was played in the background which added to the festive vibe.