Wed, Nov 29|
Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
ABSURDO (Wednesday 29th Nov)
A multilingual theatre performance exploring the absurdist works of Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Fernando Arrabal and Virgilio Piñera. Supported by Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi.
Time & Location
Nov 29, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM GMT+5:30
Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi, 48, Hanuman Rd, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
About the event
A Battlefied of Cold Tales for your Eyes to Picnic on
A theatre performance exploring the absurdist works of Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Fernando Arrabal and Virgilio Piñera.
In collaboration with Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi.
27, 28, 29 November, 7:30pm each day
Auditorium, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
English, Hindi, Spanish with Subtitles
Free entry with registration.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
One chases the enemy, another chases sleep. Somewhere, one devours an entire mountain while the other slurps on custard. Together they try to make sense of what’s between the lines, and the lines start to disappear. They let go of the questions when the answers begin to appear. Elsewhere, a town awakens to a dwindling yet satisfied populace, whilst a couple lay a picnic table amidst the gunfire.
Kaivalya Plays and Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi invite you to an evening of absurdist storytelling based on texts from Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Fernando Arrabal and Virgilio Piñera.
The running order of the evening includes:
INTERROGATORIO from “Cuentos Frios” by Virgilio Piñera
A prisoner is confronted with a fundamental question about identity. Presented In Spanish with English and Hindi subtitles.
YOU HAVE THE EYES OF A FEMME FATAL based on the text by Enrique Jardiel Poncela.
What happens when an all encompassing intelligence delves into the interplay of modern love, desire and seduction? Presented In English with Spanish and Hindi subtitles.
MONTAÑA from “Cuentos Frios” by Virgilio Piñera
Persistence, escape or something else entirely? Bit by bit, witness one’s attempt at a geological upheaval. Presented In Spanish with English and Hindi subtitles.
मांस (Meat) from “Cuentos Frios” by Virgilio Piñera
A famine leads to a town beginning to turn to a very personal kind of sustenance. Presented in Hindi with English and Spanish subtitles.
INSOMNIO from “Cuentos Frios” by Virgilio Piñera
An all too familiar state for so many, but is the escape worth the relief? Presented in Spanish with English and Hindi subtitles.
PICNIC ON THE BATTLEFIELD based on the text by Fernando Arrabal.
A family comes together for a lovely picnic in the middle of the battlefield. They are interrupted by an unexpected guest. Nothing unusual about that, right? Presented in English with Hindi and Spanish subtitles.
The performance will be presented on Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th October 2023 everyday at 7:30pm IST at the Auditorium at Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi, Connaught Place.
Directed by Varoon P. Anand and Gaurav Singh Nijjer
Performed by Dhruv Rai, Shubhra Tandon and Ramita Menon
Stage and Production Management by Vidit Singh and Sukriti Sharma
Translation, Subtitles and Production by Kanva Chaudhary and Aatika Khan
Documentation, Illustrations and Media by Riddhijit Chattopadhyay and Kaustubh Rajwade
Lights and Technical Assistance by Deeksha Vats
Supported by Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
We would like to acknowledge and thank the administrative staff and the technical team of Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi for their support in realising this production.