by Lope de Vega, with the students of the Studio de Formation théâtrale de Vitry
adaptation and staging Sylvain Levitte
Gabriel Arbessier Cadot
Soren Marca Mary
duration of the show: 1h30
CREATION MARCH 2020 - EL DUENDE Theater
With eleven students from the Studio de Formation Théâtrale de Vitry, we explore and mount a major piece of the Spanish Golden Age: Fuente Ovejuna.
Fuente Ovejuna is the name of a village which rebelled in 1476 against his Commander who abused his power. Lope de Vega made a play about the revolt of the excluded against the powerful, of the proletarians against the elites, of the minorities against the majority. When does a revolution begin? How do we unite? What values does the ruling power advocate? Do we have to accept everything? And how far can we tolerate an authoritarian power based on a patriarchal ideology? Is there room to be outside of this society, to be weird, freak? Finally, is violence necessary to overthrow centuries of domination? With for inspiration Dogville by Lars von Trier, Ugly, dirty and mean by Ettore Scola and the entire aesthetic universe of Pedro Almodovar, we will create a show where all the performers will be on stage throughout the piece - both silent witnesses and voyeurs of political and sensitive oppression.
Helen Weigel in Mother Courage , Bertold Brecht/Berliner Ensemble 1954
"I will do everything possible to ensure that we women avenge our dishonor in the blood of these tyrants. "
Laurence, Act 3