Teatro Español y Naves del Español

Una noche sin luna

by Juan Diego Botto
Theater
Una noche sin luna ©Sergio Parra
Date
June 17
July 11, 2021
Price

6 > 22€

Time

Tuesday to Sunday / 7pm
 

 

 

 

Una noche sin luna [A Moonless Night] is a moving and remarkable piece that talks to us about Lorca from a 21st-century perspective, as if Federico himself were here among us.

In this play, we examine the lesser-known aspects of Federico García Lorca’s life and work. The journey proposed by the production is not archaeological in nature; rather it is a way of understanding our own reality through his work. As such, the play becomes a living, bold and dynamic piece, in which Lorca’s words, life and world hold up a mirror to our own.

The piece includes interviews with Federico García Lorca, as well as talks, speeches and fragments of his works and some of his poems. Through these elements and the playwriting of Juan Diego Botto, it is Lorca himself who, in the first person, brings us into his world.

With great irony, emotion and humour, the author recounts his time in the Residencia de Estudiantes student residence, the criticism received of Yerma, his experience in La Barraca, his relationship with the press, his loves, and the tension of his last years. Through all of this we progressively approach topics such the role of women as seen through the eyes of a poet and advocate, the need for artistic freedom and freedom of expression, the fight for freedom of sexual identity, and the importance of memory and roots.

 

 

Cast and Creative Team
Direction: Sergio Peris-Mencheta
Text by: Juan Diego Botto 
Cast: Juan Diego Botto
Scenic design: Curt Allen Wilmer (AAPEE) with estudioDedos
Lighting design: Valentín Álvarez
Costume design: Elda Noriega (AAPEE)
Sound design: Pablo Martín Jones
Original music: Alejandro Pelayo

A co-production of La Rota Producciones, Barco Pirata Producciones and Concha Busto Producción y Distribución