As in Teorema by Pasolini, the presence of an stranger in day by day of a family makes unstable the life of their members. He does not speak. Living is paralyzing him after having assisted his own resurrection not as the protagonist of a miracle, but as a cruel tenacity of the nature. He needs to erase the traces of humanity imprinted by the words, and he refuses to pronounce them. His silence only searches to evoke the absence of his people, but his silent presence unleash the words of those who surround him.
Torrential constructions of words that want or try to justify interior absences, corruptions of the self voice: A politician whose speech twisted the ideas long time ago to defend the power, an opera singer who lost her voice and her most intimate way of expression with it, a woman who defended freedom in the past and now does not find words to conjugate the future, a young girl irate because she thinks they are trying to silence her voice and a youngster who attempts to confine himself between the expressions start game and game over.
The family gets armed to puzzle out the silence of that one who doesn’t want to speak although maybe they only want to find their own shelter.
Miguel del Arco
- Beatriz Argüello.
- Carmen Arévalo.
- Israel Elejalde.
- María Morales.
- Raúl Prieto.
- Macarena Sanz.
- Hugo de la Vega.
- Text and direction: Miguel del Arco.
- Scenography: Paco Azorín.
- Lights design: Juan Gómez Cornejo.
- Wardrobe design: Sandra Espinosa.
- Music: Arnau Vilà.
- Sound design: Sandra Vicente (Studio340).
- Video-creation: Miquel Ángel Raló
“Everything, absolutely everything, text, set up, interpretations, lights, music, scenography, everything works out in Refugio…awesome play”
Marcos Ordóñez EL PAÍS May 25th 2017
“The cast is superb, the scenography defines the overwhelming rhythms, music and images leave us priceless frames, and above all, the text clearly shows many of the worst problems of our present society.”
BUTACA DE PRIMERA June 12th 2017
“Miguel del Arco does not defraud. Intelligent proposal. For brave spectators”
Alfonso Vázquez MOON MAGAZINE May 25th 2017
“Great work, and great result, built over the potent allegory of the use of language, the construction of reality from it and the sin of lack of communication in our contemporary life. Absolutely essential.”
Mario Martin Lucas TRASLAMASCARA May 23th 2017
“…a tense set up on the stage, brilliant, risky, where real and symbolic fight…”
Juan Ignacio García Garzón ABC May 19th 2017
“…an essential work for theater lovers.”
Aldo Ruiz EL TEATRERO May 19th 2017
“Refugio is, for me, the best play of Miguel del Arco as director”
Álvaro Vicente TimeOut May 17th 2017
“…is mounted with complete control of the narrative times…performances fit one with each other with surgical precission…the use of the enveloping elements (scenography…music) is always of a dramatic effective beauty, where nothing is unjustified.”
P.J.L. Domínguez guía del ocio May 12th 2014
“…a proposal plenty of so many right answers, in the proposed dramaturgy, the scenic language, and in general, in everyone of needed facets to build a play, that personally, I feel is masterful.”
José-Miguel Vila Ociocrítico May 11th 2017
“…the language used as a throwing weapon or as protection screen where we can hide our true feelings”
Gordon Craig Doctor Brigato May 11th 2017
“Refugio convenes everyone of us to the imperative need to fin the language to discover our essential similarities and lead us to freedom.”
Ángel Esteban Monje KRITILO May 9th 2017
“…a necessary play for today. The questions opened are undeniable at present, a play that makes the spectators reflect on several issues that they find daily.”
Álvaro Yángüez La colina del viento April 27th 2017
- From April 28th to June 11th. María Guerrero Theater, Madrid.