Madame de Nancy, Clarina and Jan Dorne travel to the funeral of Madame de Quelven accompanied by the clergyman Sochantre. During the night they spend together, death is confused with life and drama with comedy.
Madame de Quelven’s funeral contextualizes a traveling universe populated by bandits, weapons, sex, money and blood. At the rate of the blues crime pays off, because money buys everything, even death itself. In the “Chronicles of Paradise” no one dies, perhaps because they are all dead or because the real bandit, the powerful, the socially envied, that, remains eternally alive.
In the funeral ceremony, the music promised in testament by the Sochantre de Crozon to Madame de Quelven is performed in exchange for the ownership of the orchard on the high ground. The Sochantre, a religious man and defender of the values of the soul, is determined to charge what is due to him, and little by little he reveals himself more closely to the secrets of the flesh than to the virtues of the spirit. The clergyman’s stubborn attitude eventually engages the five characters in a tangled conflict of values, guilt and desires that leads them to reveal their deepest secrets and sins.
We find that all are guilty criminals protected, integrated and admired for a social reality that extols the bliss of economic power.
The power of capital, the church, and the dark business place the characters in an ironic life-and-death situation in which eternity is ultimately claimed to be the purest reward of judicial impunity.
Creation and direction
Adaptation / Version
Scenography design: GONÇALO GUERREIRO / CAROLO LOSADA
Lighting design: BALTASAR PATIÑO
DCostume design: TEGRA VÁZQUEZ CARPENTIER/ LELE MARTÍNEZ
Make-up and characterization: SARABELA TEATRO
Graphic design: EXPRESIVA
Sound space: VADZIM YUKNEVICH
Photography: OVIDIO ALDEGUNDE
Recording and DVD: ALBA V. CARPENTIER
Distribution: FINA CALLEJA/ MARÍA CASAR
Artistic and economic production: CARLOS DOMÍNGUEZ DEL RÍO
Technicians on stage: RUBÉN DOBAÑO, J.M. BAYÓN