31. January 2019
Ramón: Who made you enter today?
Greta: Nobody saw me
Ramón: And why are you dressed…like that?!
Greta: Por que soy soldado senor!
Ramon: But here there are no soldiers
Ramon: There's no "señor"… Here there is only Ramon and the "Civil Guard"
Ramón: Here there are a man and a woman
Ramón: Here's me and you. Are you afraid?
In a country existing with no army for more than 50 years, Greta has a dream that she holds inside as fiercely as her virginity: to become a soldier-woman. In order to make it real she secretly performs a desperate attempt: she wants to get accepted into the body of the “Civil Guard” . Apparently, she is listened and understood by the police chief, Ramon.But he is a rather corrupt man. The young girl is just overwhelmed by an orgy of words that make her believe in a true interest coming from the man, and she trusts him. Nevertheless, Ramón will take her by force, as in a ritual sacrifice. Are these roots of a “happy past that has produced unhappy people” to bring Greta to the end, crushed by the memory of a lost and sincere time. Only at the end the play will reach the conclusion that gets a genious tone, that of a revolution. The revolution of “the different”, the last possibility to resist, albeit unnecessarily, to the barbarism that is approaching. So Greta ransoms her lost dream of becoming a soldier; without complaining she greats herself and the things she has lost along the way, although with a deep wound in her heart.
Dramaturgy and direction: Giuseppe L. Bonifati
Translation: Zingonia Zingone
Actors: Alberto Martinez Guinaldo, Lide Martinez Abaigar
Lights & sound: Giuseppe L. Bonifati
Producer: Marielos Fonseca (TPMS) & Linda Sugataghy (DOO)
1st NTL INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL AND MEETING
30 January - 4 February 2019
at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark
Since the 1990s Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium/Odin Teatret has hosted and been responsible for various international theatre festivals amongst which the recurrent Odin Week Festival (presenting the different aspects of Odin Teatret’s work), Transit Festival (dedicated to the work of women in theatre), the Holstebro Festuge (involving the local community). From the 30th of January to the 4th of February 2019 the first NTL Theatre Festival and Meeting will be held at Odin Teatret, with workshops, work demonstrations, work-in-progress, performances and a symposium. The NTL Festival will present the work of some of the artists and groups that make up the autonomous and connected constellation of NTL long-time residents and co-productions.