Without pay nobody paysPalacio de Congresos Euskalduna, Spain
DIRECTOR Gabriel Olivares
Costume Design, Set Design Felype de Lima
Well, its not so terrible. It is not such a shit life ... We are better than before: almost everyone has a home, even if it´s disgusting. The banks give you a mortgage and then later they take your house off you ... but to compensate we bought the car using monthly installments, you have it, I don´t, and we have a washing machine, cooker and a refrigerator. We are living beyond our means.
It is one of the funniest social satires in the history of universal theatre. Written in the early 70´s by Dario Fo, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, it has been revised and adapted for the present day by the original author and his wife Franca Rame. With few changes, it is shocking to see how history repeats itself, always with the same tormentors and the same victims.
The play focuses on the difficulties of two humble housewives, Antonia and Margarita, struggling to make ends meet at a time of runaway inflation. Tired of the situation, they decide to rebel against the system by robbing a supermarket of all that they can carry. Once home, they begin to plan what to do with the loot, fearing the reaction of Giovanni, Antonia’s husband, a wealthy member of the Italian Communist Party. Finally, Antonia tries to persuade her husband that he too should rebel against authority.
- Author Darío Fo
- Stage director Gabriel Olivares
- Set design and costume design Felype de Lima
- Lighting design Juanjo Llorens
- Assistant director Beatriz Santana
- Production Ver teatro, Smedia
- Scenography construction Mambo decorados
- Photography Javier Tomas Biosca
- Cast Pablo Carbonell, María Isasi, Marina San José, Carlos Heredia, Israel Frías