Arístides Vargas, author of well-deserved international recognition, questions us and makes us feel: At what age do dreams and illusions go astray? At what age do you lose your fear of the dark, rats or spiders? At what age should you run away from home? How old must the pavia be to be wine and not vinegar? At what age can one say: Old age, divine treasure!
The Pavia Age with pains and joys, with hopes and frustrations, gives an account of a time that was, a time very similar to others that belonged to us, or to which we belong and that remain stored in our memory. A journey into the past, seen through the eyes of two sisters, young and old. A story of loves, grudges, forgetfulness, disturbed memories and simple happiness.
In this universe, shrouded in magical realism, there are women birds who do not fly, mother trees that bear fruit that rot, soul sisters who love each other with pain and rats that talk. Among the smell of pavias, the doors are opened to spy on all the women who populated childhood, revealing the secrets that each of them housed inside.
Constructed with a dream-poetic language and with subtle humor in which a criticism of society is hidden. We could compare this house to a country, and each of the characters to the different classes of people who inhabit it: nine women. All very different, but they agree on the need to leave that place where they were happy and unhappy. Echoes of memory, of uprooting, of marginalization.
Magnificent work with an unforgettable impression that captivates from the first minute. The past sewn to the present, with the imperative need to rescue the roots, to answer the great questions of existence. It calls for tenderness. It highlights the human need not to be alone, despite the difficulties of coexistence.
ANGELES CUÑA BÓVEDA
PREMIERE DATE AND PLACE: November 4, 2013. Teatro Principal, Santiago de Compostela.
Scenography design: LAURA ITURRALDE
Lighting design: PEDRO FRESNEDA
Costume design: TETÉ SEOANE
Design of projections: DIEGO B. URBANO
Sound space: RENATA CODA FONS
Makeup design: RAQUEL F. FIDALGO
Poster and graphic design: GHEDESIGN
Photography: MARIO G. HERRADÓN
Recording and DVD: ALBA V. CARPENTIER
Advertising and communication campaign: XOANA PARDEVILA
Distribution: FINA CALLEJA AND MARÍA CASAR
Artistic and economic production: CARLOS DOMÍNGUEZ DEL RÍO
Stage technicians: RUBÉN DOBAÑO AND J.M. BAYON