El Conde de Torrefiel envisages this piece as a town square. The theatre and the square share narrative mechanisms of the present as well as appealing to a collective memory of the past; actors and set are the monuments and persons who move through this square providing forms, stories and names. The stage becomes an agora that allows us to expand the concepts of space and time, extend beyond the physical limits of our surroundings and observe the tensions created by the forces governing the very idea of life. Early in the 21st century, is already agitated and conflictive on a global scale. The days are bipolar: our ways of thinking and organizing ourselves are changing radically and uncontrollably but, at the same time, nothing is changing. The tensions between memory and imagination that make us unique in this world generate in turn a perpetual conflict between the desire to overcome the imperfections of what is, and fear of the unknown, the unexplained and, in particular, the deformed. In the end, the possibility of imagining an unexplainable future becomes a privileged state of perfection: a place where enemies have been defeated; a paradise only attainable through death.
La Plaza of El Conde de Torrefiel is presented at Short Theatre 2020 in co-production with Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale and in collaboration with Grandi Pianure.