Date(s) - 05/06/2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Academy of Fine Arts
Play by Oscar Castro
Mise en scène Oscar Castro
Music Jean-Jacques Lemêtre
Choregraphy Sylvie Miqueu
Scenography Bénédicte d’Albas
Sound et Lights Samuel Lardillier
Here comes the mist of the mist. The mist is dense, dangerous and confuse. Everything can be hidden easily under its heavy coat.. What is there on the other side ?
The author decide to become a character of his own play in order to find the grave of Don Quichotte, to save him and to bring back the right of dreaming. To achieve his goal he writes a play which has only one aim. He brings together all his character to kill one of them and take its place in the middle of the play.
In this mist, what is the difference between reality and fiction ?
Born in Santiago (Chile) in 1947, Oscar Castro founded the Aleph Theatre in 1968 with fellow students. Self-taught and politically active, the
Aleph wrote and staged a series of musical plays and produced satirical programmes for Chilean television. On tour in France at the time of the coup d’état in September 1973, the troupe presented La Trinchera del Supertricio (an allegory of the military coup ) in October 1974. As a result, several actors of the troupe were arrested, interrogated and tortured: two disappeared under interrogation and two others (Oscar Castro and his sister) were interned in concentration camps for two years. During his internment, Oscar created a new play each week for the «Viernes culturales» for his fellow inmates. On his release in 1976, Oscar was exiled and sought asylum in France. Since 1976, Oscar lives in Paris where he continues to create plays and write novels. The Aleph Theatre company, which he directs, is based in the Parisian suburb of Ivry sur Seine, where they have their own theatre space. Over the years, the Aleph has become a myth and a reference for Latin-American theatre and Erase una vez un rey [Once upon a time there was a king], written in 1971, has become today one of the most frequently performed plays throughout Central and Latin America.