Theatrical concert about a 16th century fool
Teatro Strappato & La Danserye
Mendrugo is one of the fools of Lope de Rueda, a simple naive, hungry and credulous, the great protagonist of the steps, the hors d’oeuvres that made famous the great actor and Sevillian dramatist of the sixteenth century.
The Teatro Strappato and Ensemble La Danserye join forces to give today’s audience a living memory of how those happy and fun parties that were held in the squares, in the markets and that people knew under the name of theater really were.
The live music with original instruments of the era, the leather masks of “Commedia dell’Arte” and a delicious selection of appetisers by Lope de Rueda are the protagonists of MENDRUGO, a theatrical concert in which fun is guaranteed, a journey in time, a production to remember a way of theater that has disappeared, an unforgettable show.
This show is the result of historical research on Renaissance music and theater carried out by La Danserye and Teatro Strappato. An authentic display of historical instruments, repertoire of the 16th century and masks that create a unique atmosphere.
* For reasons of historical rigor this show is available only in it’s original version in Spanish and is very adaptable to different stage spaces and technical conditions.
“concierto teatral sobre un bobo del XVI”
una producción de
ENSAMBLE LA DANSERYE
Dirección Vene Vieitez
Textos de Lope de Rueda, Giulio Cesare Crece y Vene Vieitez
Mendrugo y Arlecchino
Zanni, Pantalone, Balanzone, Doña Barbara
Fernando Perez Valera
corneta, sacabuche, orlo, rackett y flautas
Juan Alberto Pérez Valera
corneta, chirimía, zanfona, orlo, rackett y flautas
Luis Alfonso Pérez Valera
sacabuche, orlo, rackett y flautas
Eduardo Pérez Valera
bajón, chirimía, orlo, rackett y flautas
José Gabriel Martínez Gil
tambor, rik y darbouka
Máscaras originales por
Cecilia Scrittore y Vene Vieitez