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Misántropo

Misántropo

9 - 26 Mar 2017

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  • A theatrical delight”.
    Antonio IllánABC
  • There are actors and there is work, thought and understanding of the text. It is theatre about truth and lies. But particularly, true theatre beyond all lies”.
    Miguel AyanzLa Razón
  • A Misántropo that disturbs, amuses and moves, that has the intensity and the pace of a great game with a great team. One of the best stage productions of the season”.
    Marcos OrdóñezEl País

INTRODUCTION

A dark and dirty back alley behind a dance hall, with the sound of music in the background, is the setting for Misántropo, an adaptation of the original by Molière in which Miguel del Arco moves the French author’s characters to our twenty-first century, with the help of other geniuses like Michel Montaigne, Michel Foucault or Luis Cernuda.

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ABOUT THE PLAY

Perhaps the freedom necessary to be a decent man can be found in solitude.” Alcestis feels as though he can’t stand another day of the social hypocrisy that mankind seems to have accepted as the only possible way of interacting. That’s what he tells his friend Filinto. The only thing capable of making him rethink his decision to finally get away and live in solitude is his love for Celimene. Filinto is surprised that his friend has chosen as the object of his love a woman who is famous for her behaviour which falls within all the social parameters which he detests and which have led him to decide to detach himself from the world. A world that also entangles Alcestis in court cases which reveal the falseness of society and the laws that govern the coexistence of human beings. Alcestis throws his fists in the air while he waits impatiently for Celimene to confirm her love and make the decision to accompany him in his retreat. The answer becomes the last straw of Alcestis’ impotence. “Do you want us to go into the countryside and live in isolation?” she asks incredulously. “If indeed you love me like I love you, what does the rest of the world matter to you?” he answers back.
What is the truth? Is it good for us to know the truth if it threatens our comfort and pleasure? Can politics and honesty live in harmony? Do we need hypocrisy in order to survive? Can we fight against the wickedness of human nature? Alcestis puts his integrity at risk to defend the truth whilst he fights the temptation to succumb to defeatism. He can’t adapt to the prevailing fiction and he is willing to lose everything to defend what he believes in.
A dark and dirty back alley behind a dance hall, and with the sound of music in the background, is the setting for Misántropo, an adaptation of the original by Molière in which Miguel del Arco moves the French author’s characters to our twenty-first century, with the help of other geniuses like Michel Montaigne, Michel Foucault or Luis Cernuda.

DATES AND TIMES

9 – 26 Mar 2017

Wednesday to Friday, 8pm
Saturday, 7pm and 9pm
Sunday, 6pm

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ARTISTIC FACT SHEET

Director Miguel del Arco
Cast Israel Elejalde, Ángela Cremonte, José Luis Martínez, Miriam Montilla, Manuela Paso, Raúl Prieto and Cristóbal Suárez. With the special collaboration of Asier Etxeandia (voice of the musical theme Quédate quieto)
Staging Eduardo Moreno
Lighting Juanjo Llorens
Sound Sandra Vicente (Studio 340)
Music Arnau Vilà
Video Joan Rodón, Emilio Valenzuela
Costumes Ana López
Choreography Carlota Ferrer
Photo poster Rodón & Moreno
Executive producer Jordi Buxó
Production manager Aitor Tejada
A production by Kamikaze Producciones in coproduction with Teatro Español de Madrid and Teatro Calderón de Valladolid. In collaboration with Teatro Palacio Valdés de Avilés.

Upcoming performances

Sat 25

MISÁNTROPO

25 Mar @ 19:00
Sat 25

MISÁNTROPO

25 Mar @ 21:30
Sun 26

MISÁNTROPO

26 Mar @ 18:00

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Sat 25

MISÁNTROPO

25 Mar @ 19:00
Sat 25

MISÁNTROPO

25 Mar @ 21:30
Sun 26

MISÁNTROPO

26 Mar @ 18:00