The Squalid Family is a story written in the snow. One endless night, tragedy strikes: the daughters, Luba and Lisa, go out hunting, but instead of hares they catch a little orphan. The orphan, slightly stupid and savage, shatters this miniature kingdom.
In the play’s prologue is a hypothesis: “history is always about families”. In any tragedy, the family functions as the metonymy of the kingdom. The themes repeat themselves: the outcast’s revenge, the duel between siblings, the rape of the virgin. The Squalid Family uses the same structure: the orphan who returns to take his place; the sisters at loggerheads; the rape of the innocent Lisa. But in this case, Reo’s arrival destroys the previous logic and founds a new order: The Kingdom of Idiots.
Text and direction Lola Arias
With Mariana Chaud, Laura López Moyano, Horacio Marassi, Emma Luisa Rivera, Lalo Rotaveria
Costume Alejandro Baamonde, Gabriel Cabuli, Andrea Suarez
Set Ariel Vaccaro
Lights Matías Sendón
Music Gabriel Barredo, Guillermo Jackson, Patricio Lutteral
Director assistant Walter Jakob
Opening: 13 October 2001 in the Cultural Center Ricardo Rojas.