ARBRES (TREES)

“Life doesn’t fit into words. But back then I didn’t know it”

  • Text by Marc Artigau
  • Directed by Aleix Fauró
  • Sala Beckett 2014

Awarded by Fundación SGAE for new dramaturgies edition Teatro Autor Exprés

“Somewhere in the forest, Lluna finds herself in the middle of a swirl of scratches and caresses. She endures what seems to be an aggression from her partner.  Llorenç, who’s been secretly following her for a long time, is the only witness to this situation. Hiding behind a tree, he sees this scene but runs away in fear. Nervous and breathless, he finally reaches his car but loses control in a curve and crashes… In this point of the story, the lives of all characters will change irrevocably, their identities will begin to mix up. It will be impossible to know who is who. “Look around you. Us two, we are also trees. Maybe we’re rotten, maybe we’re sick. Everything moves here, even if it doesn’t seem so.”

A forest is somehow like our soul. A labyrinth where we may get lost while enjoying the beauty of the surroundings and the darkness of the path. Trees is a tale from the beginning to the end. A tale told by its protagonists. The narration is verbal sometimes, other times the tale flows from the feelings and emotions of the characters.

And some other times it is unveiled from the little things in everyday life. Audience places themselves in a magical forest, hidden behind the trees. “There is a hideout in the forest no one knows about. The moonlight shines through the branches there.”

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Creative team

Author
Marc Artigau

Directed by
Aleix Fauró

Direction assistants
Yaiza Ramos / Patrícia Bargalló

Cast
Carmela Poch, Norbert Martinez, Isis Martín

Lighting design
Anna Espunya

Scenic Design
Margherita Mantovani

Choreography
Patrícia Bargalló

Costume design
Mireia Farré

Photography
Anna Miralles

Graphic design
Oscar Llobet

Executive director
Marina Fita

Media
Neus Molina

Rehersal videos
Elena Martín

Video
Isak Férriz (Las Prod. de Rupert)

Production
La Virgueria

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