…autre arrabalesque : “il a suffi de trois gouttes d’eau à la tarentule pour orner sa toile de brillants ” (”a la tarántula le bastaron tres gotitas de agua para adornar su tela con brillantes “)
Fernando Arrabal: « … j’ai trouvé la réalisation de mon “Garden of Delights” à N.Y. fantastique , originale , colorée et très ryhmée … un vrai travail inventif , une authentique recherche de la polysémie du texte… et de sa mise en scène… je crois que Jérôme Bosch lui-même aurait apprécié cette approche , sa fantaisie à la fois maîtrisée et apparemment débridée… les vidéos… j’aimerais qu ‘un spectacle de cette qualité puisse connaître le succès qu’il mérite… je félicite toute l’équipe encore une fois… je garde un souvenir ému de ma soirée… »
Theater for the New City.
The New Stage Theatre Company
Garden of Delights
de Fernando Arrabal
“…The New Stage Theater Company, founded in 2002
by Ildiko Nemeth,
brings international talent together to develop work which embraces their diverse cultural and artistic traditions to create a powerful and exciting foundation for vibrant theatre. The New Stage Theatre Company is committed to taking artistic risks to achieve a theatrical expression that overcomes the limitation of language, custom, and convention.”
“… génial ‘Jardin des délices’ de Fernando Arrabal…”
… ‘Garden of Delights’ explores themes of sexuality and violence, good and evil. It centers on Lais, a famous and eccentric actress at the center of a fantastical world in which the lines between reality, imagination, and memory are blurred. Zenon, an ape-like beast, lives in a cage in Lais’s palatial home; the beast—a primal force of nature not unlike Lais herself—can be affectionate and effusive, but is ultimately uncontrollable. Miharca, Lais’ childhood friend, and Teloc, her past lover, appear and vanish like phantoms as Lais comes to terms with her artistry and her shadow through a bizarre, fantastical journey.
Production Personnel: Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin, Production Coordinator
The production will take place during the month of November and December.
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize
winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and COBU, the Japanese women’s drumming and dance group. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor’s …award.