La Estupidez (fr)

2012
co-production Transquinquennal

Las Vegas. A dingy motel is the setting for a whirlwind of scenes that compete with one another in their stupidity. All the characters are there looking for money, love and meaning.

But how much does meaning cost? And what is the meaning of money? Are cinema usherettes prepared to sell their bodies to find love? What is a painting worth when its colours have faded? Will the Sicilian mafia get into the radio Top 40?

‘Estupidez’ can be translated as ‘a blunder’, but also as ‘stupidity’. Taking inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s painting of the seven deadly sins, the Argentinian Rafael Spregelburd (1970) wrote seven plays about our present deadly sins. In La Estupidez he focuses on miserliness.

Twenty-four characters come on and go off again, played by just five actors. The result is an exuberant and entertaining theatrical feat. A mixture of sitcom, road movie and soap, which shows a world on the blink, wavering between chaos and order.

with Bernard Breuse, Kristien De Proost, Miguel Decleir, Pierre Sartenaer & Mélanie Zucconi
dramaturgy Stéphane Olivier
text Rafaël Spregelburd
set design & costumes Marie Szersnovicz
light design & technical support Laurence Halloy
translation Marcial Di Fonzo Bo & Guillermo Pisani
*production*Transquinquennal
co-production Tristero
in collaboration with Théâtre de La Place, Les Tanneurs
with the support of la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

TU 17.04 2012 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
WE 18.04 2012 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
TH 19.04 2012 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
FR 20.04 2012 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
SA 21.04 2012 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
TU 24.04 2012 Théâtre de la Place Luik (BE)
WE 25.04 2012 Théâtre de la Place Luik (BE)
TH 26.04 2012 Théâtre de la Place Luik (BE)
FR 27.04 2012 Théâtre de la Place Luik (BE)
SA 28.04 2012 Théâtre de la Place Luik (BE)
TU 14.01 2014 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
WE 15.01 2014 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
TH 16.01 2014 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
FR 17.01 2014 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
SA 18.01 2014 Théâtre Les Tanneurs Brussel (BE)
TH 01.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
FR 02.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
SA 03.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TU 06.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 07.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TH 08.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
FR 09.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
SA 10.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TU 13.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 14.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TH 15.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
FR 16.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
SA 17.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TU 20.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 21.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TH 22.10 2015 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 19.07 2017 Festival Paris Eté Parijs (FR)
TH 20.07 2017 Festival Paris Eté Parijs (FR)
FR 21.07 2017 Festival Paris Eté Parijs (FR)