The first version of the show was produced in 2012 in Costa Rica with Teatro Popular Melico Salazar / Ministry of Culture & Youth / FIA International Festival of Arts, and with the support of Italian Embassy in San Jose, CNT (Compañía Nacional de Teatro) under the patronage IILA (Istituto Italo Latino-Americano), written and directed by Giuseppe L. Bonifati, translator Zingonia Zingone, actors Alberto Martinez Guinaldo (Spain) and Paula Sancho Fernandez (Costa Rica).
The new version which premiered in Europe in 2018, has a new protagonist: Lide Martinez Abaigar, recently graduated at RESAD – Real School of Dramatic Arts (Madrid, Spain).
In a country that has existed for more than 50 years without an army, Greta has a dream that she keeps hidden as fiercely as her virginity: to become a soldier-woman. In order to make it real she secretly performs a desperate attempt: she wants to be accepted into the “Civil Guard”. The police chief, Ramón, apparently listens to her and understands her. But he is a rather corrupt man. The young girl is overwhelmed by an orgy of words that make her believe in the man’s true interest, and she trusts him. Nevertheless, Ramón takes her by force, as in a ritual sacrifice. Will these roots of a “happy past that has produced unhappy people” bring Greta in the end to be crushed by the memory of a lost and sincere time? Only at the end of the performance the conclusion has an unexpected outcome, that of a revolution. The revolution of ‘the different’, the last possibility to resist, albeit unnecessarily, to the barbarism that is approaching. Greta then pays for her lost dream of becoming a soldier and without complaining she says farewell to herself and to what she has lost along the way, with a deep wound in her heart.
***** Student’s Jury Award – Puppet is A Human Too Festival 2012 (Warsaw, Poland)
*****Special Mention at International Theater Award 2013 “Teresa Pomodoro” (Milan, IT)
The jury was coordinated by Livia Pomodoro and composed by international masters as Eugenio Barba, Lev Dodin, Frédéric Flamand, Jonathan Mills, Lluís Pasqual and Luca Ronconi.
*****ARTISTI MADE IN MARCHE 2015 by regional theatre circuit AMAT (Marche, Italy)