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Juicio a una zorra

Juicio a una zorra

12 - 29 Jan 2017

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INTRODUCTION

With echoes of Homer and Offenbach, Miguel del Arco rewrites the classic myth in a passionate and intense monologue which presents a Helena who is anxious to reclaim her dignity. Debuted at the Mérida Classical Theatre Festival, Trial of a Whore has won, amongst others, the Valle-Inclán Theatre Award and the Ercilla Award for Carmen Machi’s performance.

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DATE

12 – 29 Jan 2017

TIME

Thursday and Friday, 8pm
Saturday, 7pm
Sunday, 6pm

AREA

The Hall

SHOW TIME

1 hour

ABOUT THE PLAY

At a long ceremonial table full of wine bottles and crystal goblets, a blonde-haired woman in a red dress and high heels appears. It’s Helen of Troy, also known as Helen of Sparta, the Argive Helen, Helen the Achaean or Helen the fox. Because the woman who has gone down in history as the most beautiful woman who ever walked the Earth, whose unattainable beauty triggered the most famous war of antiquity, is also one of the most reviled women remembered in the chronicles, the adulterous queen of Sparta. At least that’s the official version. But the time has come for the feminine viewpoint to rewrite its own version of the myth. “I only made one decision, possibly the only one I made in my life. The decision to love a man above all things. The events that followed were decisions made by powerful men obsessed with posterity and wealth.”
Carmen Machi storms the stage to claim the right to choose the words that make up Helena’s story and appear before the public in search of justice. The femme fatale who was invented by others becomes a queen marked by time, alcohol and pain, who tells us about the events that triggered the Trojan War, settles accounts with Theseus and Menelaus, criticises the actions of Agamemnon, Odysseus and Achilles and defies Zeus himself, whose rays she no longer fears. And always with Paris, her only love, in her memory. “Tonight I will voluntarily submit to your judgment despite having been condemned beforehand. But tonight the words that shape the facts will be mine,” explains Helena. And she raises her glass of wine as if raising a toast to heaven.
With echoes of Homer and Offenbach, Miguel del Arco rewrites the classic myth in a passionate and intense monologue which presents a Helena who is anxious to reclaim her dignity. Debuted at the Mérida Classical Theatre Festival, Juicio a una zorra has won, amongst others, the Valle-Inclán Theatre Award and the Ercilla Award for Carmen Machi’s performance.

ARTISTIC FACT SHEET

Playwright and directorMiguel del Arco
CastCarmen Machi
LightingJuanjo Llorens
SoundSandra Vicente (Studio 340)
MusicArnau Vilà
Poster and photographsSergio Parra
ProductionAitor Tejada
A production by Kamikaze Producciones and MamáFloriana.