Dubious Blessing 

A Dubious Blessing

Two old women tell their tales to their loved one. The tales are a lie, but what they tell is the truth. Their webs to entrap weave the one path to freedom. Their love lays a curse on the blessing it bestows. Should the tales be silenced? The love, betrayed? A true-to-fairy-lore quest – a personal story woven of thread that belongs to us all.  Two 45-min sets. Audience: 12+

 

 

Videla en el balcón

Speaking No Evil

On March 24, 1976, Argentina was taken over by a military coup that the good people welcomed: “Now we are governed by gentlemen.” By delicately lacing the personal with the political, Speaking No Evil stories the disfigurement of a country’s good people, as the trickle of truth cracked the picture-perfect silence of what we could not – should not? – afford to have known.  50 minutes. Mature audience.

 

 

Hombrecito del azulejo

Mimi and Madame La Morte

The year I turned 9, I read “The Little Man on the Tile” to my grandmother. She adored that little man as fervently as she abhorred his nemesis, Mme La Morte. Yet Mme La Morte and my grandma shared the very same passions! Not that it helped, when Mme La Morte came knocking on my grandma’s door. Little did I know when I was reading the story that it would fall to me to welcome Mme La Morte through the door.  45 minutes. Mature audience.

 

 

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Landscapes of Silence

I grew up with the last military dictatorship that ruled Argentina. Everywhere I looked, a sign portrayed a woman holding her index finger to her pursed lips. The caption read: “Silence is health.” In a land where denial is the price of safety, how do you arrive at the knowing that you have lost more than what was taken from you? How far are you willing to travel to claim the truth of your own voice? What price are you willing to pay to cross the lines that were not meant to be crossed?  Two 45-minute sets. Mature audience.  

 

LRC & Wolf in Bed

Little Red Cap and the Story of Grandmother

From the second act of Landscapes of Silence and the earliest oral version on which Perrault is said to have based his “Little Red Riding Hood”, comes a fairy-forged tale of three mothers, three daughters and a wolf. An imperfect love story  from the personal underbelly of Argentina. 50 minutes. Mature audience.