About the play:
In a song of hope…
the tender story of three women in search of solidarity, affection, love…
From the director:
– now in your hands – was crafted mere hours ago. Critical hours in which
all doubts and certainties presented themselves, struggled amongst
themselves, and, inevitably, unleashed themselves in endless array of facts.
What is passionate – and dangerous – in this work is being able to select
each facet, and knowing, or intuiting, where to place them.
Reality is about to begin. And you very quickly will fall
in love with a play that, without doubt, will become a Latin American
classic. A play that examines and develops passages in life, filled with
pain, tenderness, sweetness, and much love.
And if an objection could exist, it would be found in the
simplicity of the theme and the fluidity of its course. Nothing more. And
that a young cast, hardworking and talented, readied itself wholeheartedly
to clear all the obstacles.
It is not an easy task to introduce an author who is
unknown up until today, to direct young actresses in the dynamics of a play
that finds itself between fantasy and naturalism, and to ask a young and new
technical team to realize such a grand commitment.
Here are the results. Teatro de la Luna has as one of its
goals to make each of its offerings a “theater experience”, and to make it
seem an essential experience, so that the audience itself is transformed
alongside the actors and technicians into being the real protagonists in the
theater. This is all… and in the case that there is something else, these
are simply FAIRY TALES.
From the author:
I have always
believed that illusions are what stir our lives. We tell ourselves stories
so that life isn’t so difficult. In this world so concrete, so filled with
business deals, with chasing after money, with escaping from so many
horrors, I believe that it is necessary guard a space for dreams, illusions
and tenderness. “Fairy Tales” is in homage to everyone who, from their
everyday lives, weaves a magic that gives them the will to live.
I believe that theater is an art whose principal purpose is
to “embrace”. I am deeply moved that this embrace has reached so far away. I
hope that in all of you, audience in distant lands, stirs a feeling of
brotherhood with us.
It is also a dream, a kind of magic, that the friends of
Teatro de la Luna are interested in this humble work written in a small
country in the South. I extend my thanks to all of you. And I dare to thank
you as well in the name of all the “fairies” that reside in Uruguay, who,
surely, are very much like the fairies found in other parts of the world.