Traduccions/Translations

Data
From 01.29.2014 to 03.14.2014
Duration
2h 50min
Synopsis

The action of Translations takes place in the imaginary village of Baile Beag (in County Donegal, in northwest Ireland) in the year 1833. At that time, Ireland is still part of the United Kingdom, and the play describes the arrival in the village of a detachment of military geographers tasked with Anglicizing Irish place names. For example, Baile Beag will be renamed Ballybeg, and Druim Dubh will become Drumduff.

This mission, disguised as a mere administrative operation, is actually part of a broader strategy of the British Empire: to eradicate Irish from public life. This strategy is also evident in the construction of a completely free national school in the village, where, of course, Irish will not be taught.

The characters, teachers, and students of a rural and self-managed school that ensured learning not only of Irish but also of Greek, mathematics, and Latin, will confront this phenomenon of "renaming" with attitudes ranging from peaceful acceptance to indignation. Everything becomes more complicated with the love story between Maura Chatach, a student at the school, and Lieutenant Yolland, the cartographer responsible for the operation.

Artistic card

Text
Brian Friel
Translation
Joan Sellent
Direction
Ferran Utzet

With
Enric Auquer
Jenny Beacraft
Ivan Benet
Òscar Intente
Montse Morillo
Albert Prat
Júlia Truyol
David Vert
Ramon Vila

Assistant director and text work
Joan Yago
Lighting
Guillem Gelabert
Costume
Annita Ribera
Scenography
Maura Nylon
Sound space
Damien Bazin
Screenings
Francesc Isern
Carpentry
Pau Giménez
Calligraphy / Cartography
Ariadna Veas
Irish diction
Diarmuid Magourty
Costume design
Irene Fernández
Technical duties
Guillem Gelabert / Cesc Pastor
Councillor
Marc Serra / Anna Cuscó
Attention to the public
Lídia Figueras and Jana Montllor
Photography
Bito Cels and Marina Raurell
Graphic design
Júlia Torres

A production by La Perla 29

Galeria imatges secundària (slide)
VIDEO
CALENDAR

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Wednesday
29
jan. 2014
Finished
Friday
14
mar. 2014
Finished