The strange journeyTeatro Circo de Albacete, Spain
DIRECTOR Gabriel Olivares
Lighting design, Puppet design Felype de Lima
Do you remember when Ignacia's body was discovered in that amphora full of wine and they pulled him out like a wet rag? That was just disgusting. To drink wine knowing that it had a dead body inside it, I’d just die.
Inspired by the famous crime of Mazarrón and from the original idea by José Luis Garcia Berlanga, The strange journey directed by Fernan Gomez, has become a cult film in Spanish cinema and one that has now been adapted for the stage.
In a small provincial town near the capital, lives a family composed of three members: the dominant and serious Ignacia and her brother and sister, both of whom are shy and reserved, called Paquita and Venancio. The monotonous life of the town is only broken on Saturdays, when a musical ensemble from Madrid visits to entertain the people with their songs at the weekend. One stormy Saturday, a fearful Paquita and Venancio, hearing noises go toward their sister’s room. There, they believe they see a fourth person. Their sister Ignacia denies this.
- Author Fernando Fernán Gómez
- Stage director Gabriel Olivares
- Adaptation Guillermo Montesinos, Marta Fernollar
- Set design Ikerne Jiménez, Anna Tusell
- Costume design Marta Fernollar
- Lighting design Felype de Lima
- Puppet design Felype de Lima, Alejandra Prieto
- Music Tuti Fernández
- Assistant director Alejandra Prieto
- Photography Sergio Parra
- Cast Víctor Uliate Roche, Juana Cordero, Guillermo Montesinos, Juana Andueza, Ana Villa, Mar del Hoyo