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El Loco y La Camisa

Director: Nelson Valente

Compañía Banfield Teatro Ensamble

>12 (80')

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5 Sep 2015 - 21:30 | 6 Sep 2015 - 19:00 | 7 Sep 2015 - 21:30


Admission 15 €

Combining an austere and refined naturalism with the construction of archetypal characters, the drama in this play addresses several intertwining themes: madness, family life, the revelation of truth and domestic violence. The staging places audiences within the space of representation to bring them closer to the actors and the action. "The Madman and the Shirt" has enjoyed an uninterrupted run of five seasons in Buenos Aires, as well as international tours and festival appearances, earning awards and rave reviews from the press. This play is now an indisputable landmark of independent theatre in Argentina. Director Nelson Valente: "A family hides its madman in every way possible. It hides him from the outside and from the inside. The ideal would be to suppress him. The madman grows, amorphous and monstrous, like a body inside a corset. His skill, and his downfall, is to say what he sees without filters.

El loco y la camisa

El loco y la camisa © Mariana Fossatti

Banfield Teatro Ensamble is an artistic company that was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to research on the performing arts. Several of its productions have been presented in festivals and theatres in Buenos Aires and in the interior of Argentina, which have won prizes and financial support at the provincial and national level. The company has represented Argentina at the Festival of Youth Theatre "PlayOff /06", Germany; "The First Encounter of Iberoamerican Theatre in Patagonia", Chile; "The First Encounter of Associative Solidarity Schemes", Venezuela; 11th International Festival of Theatre and Performing Arts – "Masks of Time", Peru, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture; Sixth International Contemporary Dance Festival "Andanza", Bolivia; Festival "ULLS Barcelona Culture" and the "International Festival of Tarragona", Spain. Its School of the Arts is housed on the first floor of the company's complex and has four classrooms and a photography lab. The idea behind the School of the Arts at the Banfield Teatro Ensamble Cultural Complex is to create an alternative, multidisciplinary space for artistic training, experimentation and production.

Banfield Teatro Ensamble, which has been declared worthy of Provincial Cultural Interest, has been supported by the National Youth Directorate (DINAJU), the National Theatre Institute (INT), the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ministry of Culture.