Written and directed by the French playwright and stage director Pascal Rambert, La clausura del amor is a symphony of heartbreak, a settling of scores of the heart, a stab in the stomach that destroys what once promised to be eternal. During the play, the audience discovers a perception of love as beautiful as it is violent, a dissertation on our human condition and the ins and outs of sex, tenderness and memories.
ABOUT THE PLAY
In a rehearsal hall, under the cold florescent light, a couple falls to pieces. He attacks first with a torrential, precise and surgical speech almost an hour long, “Love is a corpse and you have its skin,” says Israel. She listens patiently until it’s her time to exercise her right to answer back, “You’ve made the air pestilent,” replies Bárbara, soft, meditated and passionate. La clausura del amor is the devastating chronicle of a separation whereby two conflicting monologues, two diatribes full of resentment, word for word, pierce the bodies of the performers like spears and put an end to a relationship that has built and destroyed both parties for years. “Soon, there will be nothing left. Our bodies will separate. It’s the end.”
Written and directed by the French playwright and stage director Pascal Rambert, La clausura del amor is a symphony of heartbreak, a settling of scores to do with the heart, a stab in the stomach that destroys what once promised to be eternal. During the play, the audience discovers a perception of love as beautiful as it is violent, a dissertation on our human condition and the ins and outs of sex, tenderness and memories.
Rambert premiered La clausura del amor, his most-performed play to date, in the Avignon Festival in 2011. In the text which he signed and directed, he subjected a couple, in crisis and with children, to a break-up, a tough conversation in which the protagonists exchanged monologues which expressed the violence of a dying love. Fear and liberation are combined in the couple’s heartbreaking talk, a brutal, cathartic and merciless battle between a man and a woman, one that remains intense to the very last words. Since then, Rambert himself has directed stage performances in several countries. This time, it is in Spanish in a production starring Bárbara Lennie and Israel Elejalde, a couple in their best professional moment, who bite love to pieces.
La clausura del amor returns to Madrid to the Kamikaze Theatre after visiting the Barcelona Grec Festival and the Autumn to Spring Festival in Madrid.
ARTISTIC FACT SHEET
|Playwright and director||Pascal Rambert|
|Cast||Bárbara Lennie and Israel Elejalde|
|Translation and adaptation||Coto Adánez|
|Stage design||Eduardo Moreno|
|Lighting design||Pau Fullana|
|Costume design||Sandra Espinosa|
|Road manager||Léa Béguin|
|Production assistant||Pablo Ramos|
|Production manager||Jordi Buxó y Aitor Tejada|
|In collaboration with Miguel del Arco|
|A production by Buxman Producciones and Kamikaze Producciones.|
In coproduction with the XXXIII Autumn to Spring Festival in Madrid and the Barcelona Grec Festival 2015.