Teatro Español y Naves del Español


A través de las llamas
by Paco Bezerra
Edipo (A través de las llamas) ©Jesus Ugalde
September 8
October 31, 2021
6 > 22€
Tuesday to Sunday / 7pm 
1 hour 25 min
Post-show talk

Jesus of Nazareth journeyed into the desert for forty days; on his return he brought with him a message that changed the world. Buddha sat silently under a tree until he received a teaching with which he enlightened the continent of Asia. Moses crossed a desert, climbed a mountain and, after his descent, founded a new society. All these ancestral figures and legends have three things in common: effort, sacrifice and renunciation. Or is it I wonder possible to change the world in any other way? To be considered a hero, one has to sacrifice a very important part of oneself. But not only that, one also has to create something new and prosperous. Which is exactly what Oedipus did. He became a legend the moment he decided to discover the truth in order to save his people from extermination - even though, by taking such a decision, the greatest of misfortunes befell him in the end. A legend is a foundational narrative that not only explains the order of the world through symbols, but also poses a question; a question that points to and challenges each one of us: Who would be brave enough to stand up for the truth today, even though they know that that very truth may ultimately do them harm? Who would be brave enough to dare to fight for the good of the community today, even though they know that their privileges may be undermined? Who would be brave enough today, to dare to ask himself or herself, every time they wake up: “Who am I and what have I come into this world to do?” Yes, these are some of the countless questions that this particular story has been asking us since time immemorial: Who would be brave enough today, to dare to be Oedipus?

Paco Bezerra and Luis Luque 

WARNING TO THE AUDIENCE: We inform our spectators that this show uses strobe lights and therefore may affect people with epilepsy.

Cast and Creative Team

By Paco Bezerra

Directed by Luis Luque

With Jonás Alonso, Mina El Hammani, Álvaro de Juan, Jiaying Li, Alejandro Linares, Andrés Picazo, Julia Rubio and Alejo Sauras

Lighting design Juan Gómez-Cornejo

Costume design Almudena Rodríguez Huertas

Original music composed by Mariano Marín

Video scene design Bruno Praena

Set design Monica Boromello

Choreography Sharon Fridman

Assistant director: Álvaro Lizarrondo

Assistant choreographer: Arthur Bernard

Assistant director in residence at the Teatro Español: Víctor Barahona

A co-production between the International Festival of Mérida, Pentación and Teatro Español

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Audio description

Magnetic loop

Subtitling for the deaf

Amplified sound

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