And if I decide to fall in love with a crocodile?
El público (“The Public”) has returned to La Abadía. Last year this piece of allegedly unplayable theatre from Lorca was staged to extraordinary acclaim, proving to be “dream-like but perfectly intelligible”, of “enigmatic and convulsive beauty” and replete with “powerful images” and “dark and turbulent poetry”. “Rigola’s The Public has made history”, “The Public, like love, is a quite overwhelming work”.
With this work, the poet from Granada sought to embark on a new path, and this is precisely what the play talks about: having the courage to break with the past, with inertia, with tradition and with repression – both at an artistic and an emotional level – in order to do what you really want to do.
The Public, written in 1929-30 during a trip to the United States and Cuba, talks about the theatre and the question of desire, based on a game in which fiction and reality intermingle, a masquerade in which identities are constantly changing and evolving, ceaselessly pursuing the ideas of authenticity, honesty and freedom.
Oscar de la Fuente
Dirección Àlex Rigola
Espacio escénico Max Glaenzel
Iluminación Carlos Marquerie
Vestuario Silvia Delagneau
Espacio sonoro Nao Albet
Coreografía del Pastor Bobo Laia Duran
Colaboración dramatúrgica Eleonora Herder
Ayudante de dirección Carlota Ferrer